DeKalb County public offices limit hours due to coronavirus spike

DeKalb County is shortening the hours of operation for public offices to curb the spread of coronavirus.

Posted: Jul 1, 2020 1:49 PM
Updated: Jul 2, 2020 11:44 AM

DeKalb County public offices will operate on limited hours due to the coronavirus pandemic.

DeKalb County Commission President Ricky Harcrow ordered county offices to be open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday, from July 6 to July 31. County employees will work normal business hours during this time.

Officials say this order will not affect absentee voting, but people needing to vote outside the revised hours of operation will need to advise security personnel that they are there to vote. The county’s absentee voting ends July 9 for the runoff election on July 14.

The county recommends that people visiting public buildings wear face coverings and practice social distancing.

On Thursday, the DeKalb County Commission held a 10 a.m. news conference to provide an update concerning the coronavirus. 

During a news confrence on Thursday, Harcrow said the DeKalb County Commission is not considering a mandatory mask order right now but if cases continue to increase, he said he would consider putting an order in place. 

Officials with the DeKalb County Emergency Management Agency said they are imposing the restricted hours because they want to try to stop the spread of the coronavirus, especially before school starts in the fall. Officials said face coverings are not required but people are encouraged to wear them when visiting public buildings.

DeKalb County Commissioners provide coronavirus update.

Posted by WAAY-TV on Thursday, July 2, 2020
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