As more COVID-19 cases are reporting, the Washington County buildings will continue a restricted basis, according to county officials on Wednesday, July 29
“The restricted status of the County Buildings will remain the same for another two weeks,” a press release said. “We were scheduled to return back to a more normal status on Monday the 3rd but due to the cases still on the rise we will continue with the current status until August 17th, 2020.”
The release, signed by County Board Chairman and EMA Director Matt Bierman, also reiterated that the situation could prove to change again if more guidelines are suggested by officials.
“This could change again, we will just have to re-evaluate things prior to that date,” they said. “Please call and try to do your business over the phone. If you still need to come in, the office will make arrangements with you and meet you at the front door for assistance.”
County Committee meetings will resume on Monday as needed. We will be moving forward a bit more cautious in the future. We got lucky this time as we could have easily caused the County Government to shut down. Please be mindful of social distancing and wear a mask when you cannot keep that social distance.
More information on how the next County Board meeting will look will be available next week. At the July meeting, elected officials and the public were notified of a potential exposure as at least one county board member had said they tested positive.