Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko has issued a number of guidelines that conform to the Ministry of Health’s directives on how to curb the spread of Covid-19 in counties.
City Hall, which is always a beehive of activities, will now adopt new working arrangements to effect the guidelines.
There will now be a mandatory installation of hand sanitizers in all entry places for County offices.
Face masks must now be worn by all people seeking County services.
All county staff will now be required to wear masks at all times during office hours.
Residents and staff entering the building without facemasks will not be allowed in.
Residents will also have to pass through the hand wash zones at every gate to both City Hall and City Hall Annex.
“Matters Covid-19 are serious and these regulations must be effected without compromise,” Sonko said in a directive to all departments.
Heads of departments have been asked to ensure that there is social distancing in all County offices.
They must also ensure residents seeking County services keep a social distance.
There will also be a minimal person-to-person engagement and where necessary a meeting should not last more than an hour and the maximum attendees should be 1/3 of the holding room’s capacity.
Sonko called on the departments of ICT and Communication to ensure continued public awareness on ways to stop the spread of Covid-19.
The Governor called on all residents to take seriously the protocols from the Ministry of Health, calling on those who love alcohol to find options of enjoying their favorite drinks without crowding.
“We must remember that the new normal will take some time before it ends. That is why we must fight together,” Sonko said.
Nairobi remains the epicenter of Covid-19 cases with the second wave now ravaging parts of rural Kenya.