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Carbon closes offices, courthouse to public over COVID-19 issues

Carbon County is closing all county owned and operated buildings to the public as a result of COVID-19 related issues.

On Wednesday evening, the board of commissioners released a statement saying that “effective immediately and until further notice, all public access to Carbon County owned and operated buildings/offices is prohibited.”

The commissioners did not specify which departments had active cases of COVID-19 within the buildings in the release, but they did confirm there are cases.

All county personnel will continue to report to work unless otherwise directed, the commissioners said.

Most of the county services can be completed online or help can be obtained by calling the offices during business hours. For contact information on various departments, visit www.carboncounty.com/index.php/phone-e-mail.

All public meetings, beginning with the commissioners’ meeting Thursday morning will be livestreamed on the Carbon County Commissioners Facebook page.

Likewise, all Common Pleas Court scheduled at the courthouse in Jim Thorpe through and including Nov. 25 is canceled according to the court’s website. If you have any questions or concerns, call Court Administration at 570-325-8556.

“The Board of Commissioners, Courts, and Row Officers thank you in advance for your patience and understanding during this unprecedented period,” the release said.