Reopening Our Community and Our Economy June 04, 2020

While it can seem altogether too slow, we seem to be making our way back to what was normal before the COVID-19 pandemic broke out. Although it will take time, steps are being made in the right direction. As a County, we are being allowed to move to Phase II of Governor Brown’s phased reopening plan. Getting back to business as usual, even if it is only partway, is critical for our local businesses and the many people they employ.  

It was nice to see that the Coos Bay Visitor Information Center and the Farmer’s Market have both reopened. I am excited to announce the opening of City Hall and full access to services starting on June 15. While the staff is happy to open the doors and begin direct interaction with our citizens, the primary goal is to ensure the health and safety of everyone as such, we are asking all those who enter to follow recommended protocols:

  • Maintain Social Distancing-Six feet of separation between individuals; we have marked areas to help establish spacing.
  • Encourage use of Face Masks—Masks are provided at several sanitization stations located throughout City Hall.
  • Recommend regular use of Hand Sanitizer—use upon entry to City Hall, use after interaction with staff, use prior to exit. Hand sanitizer will be provided at various sanitization stations located throughout City Hall.
  • If you are sick, have been in contact with others who are sick, or have recently traveled outside of Coos County, we ask that you continue to do business by phone or email. See the contact numbers below.

Adherence to the above guidelines ensures health and safety for all and allows continuation through Phase II of the Governor’s  State-wide Phased Re-Opening Plan. By working together, we are helping our community get back to work and our local economy begins to rebuild. 

-Joe Benetti, Mayor of Coos Bay


We appreciate your partnership in this effort!

City Manager (541) 269-8912            
Police Department  (541) 269-8911
Fire Department (541) 269-1191
Public Works  (541) 269-8918
Community Development (541) 269-8918       
Finance Department  (541) 269-8915
Public Library (541) 269-1101