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NEWS RELEASEWalton County GovernmentMonroe, Georgia 30655
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEMay 7, 2020770-267-1979www.waltoncountyga.gov
Walton County Government Opens Offices and Outlying Buildings in a Limited CapacityWalton County Offices will be Opening for Business with Safety Precautions in Place
Monroe, Georgia- May 7, 2020- On Monday, May 18, 2020, Walton County Government Offices will be open to the public to conduct business in a limited capacity. Unrestricted travel throughout the building will not be permitted at this time. This decision was made by Walton County Government’s Elected Officials, Constitutional Officers, and Department Heads in accordance with Governor Kemp’s guidelines for reopening businesses across the state of Georgia.
With COVID-19 still being a concern, there will be protocols in place to ensure the safety of those conducting business in these buildings as well as Walton County employees. As a result, Walton County will require everyone entering County buildings to answer a short questionnaire to determine possible coronavirus exposure as well as consent to a temperature check. Answers to these questions will determine whether or not an individual will be allowed inside any County buildings. Individuals with a temperature above 99.9 degrees will be denied access to the buildings for the safety of all involved.
As a mitigation tool and to aid with screenings, Walton County will erect two tents at the front entrance of the government building. The first tent will allow individuals to check-in with the office they want to visit. The second tent will be placed in the vestibule for temperature checks and questionnaires. Each person will be given a card designating which office they are visiting and will also act as a hall pass while inside the building. This allows for crowd control as only a few people will be allowed in the building at any given time.
We also encourage everyone to wear masks, gloves, and other PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) if they have it. The County will not be issuing PPE to those entering county buildings.
When conducting business at the Government Building on Hammond Drive and other County Buildings, individuals may consider:
All Walton County employees will continue to be of assistance by phone, email, or by appointment during this transition.
Walton County asks for patience as we continue to navigate the issues associated with COVID-19 and its impact on County business. For more information regarding COVID-19 and County operations, please visit the Walton County website at https://www.waltoncountyga.gov/568/COVID-19-Updates.