County buildings close due to COVID-19 scare.

June 18, 2020

County buildings close due to COVID-19 scare.

HART – Just 10 days after Oceana County buildings were re-opened to the public, they are forced to close again due to “one or more individuals” who were in the county buildings “exhibiting one or more symptoms related to COVID-19,” said Oceana County Administrator Robert Sobie.

“Beginning at 4 p.m. today (June 18), all Oceana County buildings will be closed through June 21 as a precautionary measure to thoroughly clean and disinfect the buildings related to COVID-19,” states Sobie in a press release. “Closure follows information the administrator’s office received about one or more individuals who were in the county buildings and are also exhibiting one or more symptoms related to COVID-19. The individuals were directed to consult with their primary care physician and to seek immediate testing.

“Following the county’s infectious diseases preparedness and response plan, aggressive efforts are underway to clean and disinfect county buildings over the next several days to once again establish a safe and healthy work environment for employees and the general public.

“Reopening county buildings on Monday, June 22, for general county services only is anticipated but the decision will be based on results of COVID-19 testing. Additional information will be released as it becomes available.”

The county buildings reopened to the public Monday, June 8, for general county services only, such as marriage licenses, CPL, dog licenses, tax payments, filing of deeds, etc. All court offices remain closed. Masks, health screenings and a temperature check are required.

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