NEW BEDFORD — The New Bedford city government will return to its normal business hours as the state of emergency is lifted in Massachusetts on June 15.

According to a press release from Mayor Jon Mitchell's office, New Bedford City Hall and other city buildings will reopen to the public and government workers will return to their usual in-person work schedules that day.

Officials said that city offices including City Hall will be open from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and that libraries will resume their regular hours, which vary by location.

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Over most of the past year, many city government employees have worked remotely due to the pandemic.

Masks are still required in public areas of city buildings until June 30.

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