City Of Chattanooga Buildings reopen to public

CHATTANOOGA, Ten (WDEF) – With Covid-19 cases continuing to  decline in our area, several Chattanooga buildings are now reopening to the public – but that does not mean that they will be free of restrictions.

Last week, Chattanooga Mayor, Andy Berke, signed an executive order allowing some City of Chattanooga facilities to reopen to the public.

Those buildings include; City Hall, The Development Resource Center, and the Chattanooga Public Library branches.

“We have opened and closed and opened and closed but this time felt different. This felt like it has the potential for permanency and for going beyond what we are offering today,” says Corinne Hill, Executive Director of Chattanooga Public Library.

The library says they are in phase one of the reopening process, so some of their services will continue to be limited.

“People can come in for public access to computers. It’s more of our business stuff. You can make photocopies, notary, passports by appointment, local history research by appointment, notary by appointment as well. We’re getting scanning and that stuff back up and running,” says Hill. 

The library says they have managed to keep around 60% of their business through the pandemic, with the help of curbside and online services, but that they are excited to finally be opening their doors.

The Avondale Branch remains closed until the City reopens its YFD Centers. For more full details about the CPL reopening please visit or call 643-7700.

The City’s Youth and Family Development Centers will remain closed to the public at this time. However, five centers are operating at Virtual Learning Centers for those enrolled in HCS At Home. To learn more about the program visit

For a complete list of reopenings and guidelines click here



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