City Government Buildings to Reopen to Public

All City of Mishawaka government buildings will reopen to the public on Monday, May 11th in compliance with Governor Holcomb’s Back on Track Indiana program. Mishawaka City government is considered an essential operation and has been open and fully staffed under emergency modified operations since the onset of the pandemic.

Preparations for the opening of buildings have been in full force under the guidance of Mishawaka Fire Department EMS Chief, Brian Thomas and our Safety and Human Resource Directors. “We have developed plans to transition into normalized operations in a way that follows all CDC, State and St. Joseph Co. Health Department guidance and orders and takes the health, safety and well-being of our citizens, employees and patrons into account,” says Mayor Wood. “Each city department has developed their own plans and these plans have been approved by our team and will be implemented in each department.” A complete list of these plans can be found on the City of Mishawaka website at

“Our citizens and staff can rest assured that every precaution has been taken to maintain their safety in our buildings. We have hand sanitizers strategically placed, we have increased our cleaning and disinfection processes and we have a few masks available in each department for those visiting for business purposes to ensure their safety if social distancing is not possible,” states Mayor Wood.

Mishawaka Parks, Eberhart Golf Course and the Mishawaka Riverwalk have been open during the pandemic while taking mandated precautions and asking patrons to follow the CDC social distancing guidelines. Playgrounds, pavilions, Battell Center, community rooms and restrooms will continue to be closed and plans and further guidance will be announced soon on the reopening of park amenities and events.

It is the City of Mishawaka’s intent to follow the Governor’s guidelines and the St. Joseph County Health Department’s mask and hand sanitizer orders on reopening. We are doing our part to continue to follow all CDC, Federal, State and local recommendations to limit the spread of Covid-19.