Stevens County officially closed to the public at the end of the workday on Friday. The action was taken as a prevention and protection measure in response to the COVID-19. Writing on behalf of the Stevens County Board of Commissioners, County Coordinator Rebecca Young stated that closing to the public would help the County comply with recommended measures of social distancing and limiting interaction with other individuals, while allowing the staff to stay healthy and continue to serve the public.

Until further notice, access to all county buildings will be restricted to staff only. Where deemed appropriate, the public can meet with county offices by appointment only. Courts will continue to serve the State of Minnesota and all related traffic will be subject to a health screen at the main entrance. All Court traffic should use the main entrance door located at 400 Colorado Avenue in Morris. Courts will need to be called at 320-208-6640 for building access.

Citizens are encouraged to access services in the following order: Online/Phone/Email, dropbox in main entry of building, exchange documents at front door, last option is to have escorted building access. All conference and meeting rooms will be reserved for emergency operations only. County Departments will continue to serve the public and provide services. Departments can be accessed through the county website, www.co.stevens.mn.us. Call or email if you are struggling to find ways to access services.

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