City Clerk’s Office and Treasury Dept. closed after multiple employees test positive for COVID-19

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — The Rochester City Clerk’s Office and Treasury Office will be closed to the public until Wednesday, Aug. 18, after multiple employees tested positive for COVID-19.

Both offices will be deep cleaned, and employees will be tested before they return to work, City of Rochester’s Director of Communications Justin Roj said Sunday.

As of Aug. 3, all employees in City Hall, as well as visitors to City Hall, have been required to wear masks in common areas, he said.

However, Roj said any visitors to the city clerk or treasury offices during the last week are encouraged to get tested for COVID-19 as a precaution. He said there is no reason for any concern related to any other city offices or departments at this time.

People who wish to conduct business with the offices before they reopen Wednesday may use the drop boxes located at the Link Entrance to City Hall on Fitzhugh Street between 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Any payments should be submitted using a check or money order. Anyone wishing to use cash for payment should wait until the offices reopen Wednesday.

Any delayed payment during the next two days will not incur additional interest, penalties, or fees.