Washington County government buildings are reopening on March 1 after being closed off and on over much of 2020 due to Covid-19.

The Washington County Board of Commissioner’s held their regular meeting on Friday, February 19, and unanimously voted to open the doors of the county buildings to the public.

There will be no temperature-takers but it is asked that each building require masks for anyone who enters.

The Auditor’s Office at the Courthouse will be bringing signs around to post on all doors.

The Sheriff’s Department/Detention Center will still be locked down until further notice however, the Justice
Center will be open to the public.

The sheriff’s department has been locked down since last spring to protect the jail population and staff. 

Offices closed last spring but continued to do business by phone and by meeting the public outside. 

After reopening in the fall, the offices closed again in November due to the increase in Covid-19 cases in Washington County. 

Currently, the rate of Covid-19 cases has dropped around the county and WSLM Radio reported Tuesday morning that there was only one new case reported on Monday’s update to the Covid dashboard. 

Washington County is also in the Yellow color on the Covid-19 state map, which shows the rate of spread of the virus.