Stevens County is in the midst of Phase 1 of a reopening plan for the Stevens County Courthouse and all its County departments, with many staff already transitioning back to the building. County Coordinator Rebecca Young told the KMRS Community Connection that some departments already have fully returned staff. For the next couple of weeks, she said, county offices will be available to the public by appointment only and there will be health screening questions for COVID-19 asked before people are allowed into the building.
“On June 22nd, we are tentatively planning for a full re-opening with no restrictions, other than asking folks that are sick to stay home, wearing a mask if you feel like that is appropriate for you, but still trying to utilize as many services as they can remotely, and kind of make that a last ditch effort,” said Young. “We have really a very public building with high exposure potentially, with so many people coming in and out the door. So we just ask folks to stay home if they’re not feeling well and we’ll try to help you out however we can remotely.”
The phased reopening, reminded Young, is based on COVID case counts being static in the area. A spike in cases could delay reopening efforts.