Athens County Offices Detail New Protocols For Reopening 

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Officials in Athens County are outlining new procedures for anyone visiting Athens County offices as the state slowly reopens from from the coronavirus-induced closings.

According to a press release, the Athens County Annex building and the Courthouse will only be accessible through the Courthouse’s security entrance under the steps at 15. S Court Street.  Visitors will also be asked screening questions before entering and need to wear masks.

  • The Courthouse or the Annex building will be open for visitors from  9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • 9 a.m. – 10 a.m. is reserved for seniors and individuals who are at high risk for COVID-19.
  • Documents can be dropped off at the lock boxes on the first floor of the Courthouse Annex.
  • The County Planner’s and Engineer’s offices are conducting business by phone and email.
  • The County Sheriff’s office can be accessed by phone outside the office. Access is limited to one person
    at a time.

Visitors are still encouraged to call ahead or conduct business over the phone while the current stay at home order is in effect through Friday, May 29.