Breaking: Multiple Walton County government offices closing for COVID-19 cleaning

Press release from Walton County government

Officials say there have been confirmed cases in each of the offices listed

Monroe, GA – On Monday, July 13, 2020, Chairman Kevin Little announced the closing of several Walton County Government Offices due to COVID-19. During this closure, these offices will be cleaned and properly decontaminated prior to resuming business. This closure will only affect the following offices:  Animal Control, Clerk of the Superior Court, District Attorney, Facilities Maintenance, Human Resources, Finance, and Tax Assessors.

A private company will be cleaning the affected offices extensively on Tuesday, July 14, 2020. All offices will close on Monday, July 13, 2020, at 1:30 p.m. and will not reopen for business until Wednesday, July 15, 2020. Judge John Ott will also be extending the Judicial Executive Order for the Alcovy Circuit by a week.

Although there is no reason to believe that those conducting business at these Walton County Government Offices have been exposed, the Georgia Department of Public Health will be conducting contact tracing and notifying any individuals of possible exposure. If anyone has any questions or concerns regarding this matter, please contact the Public Information Officer Patrice Broughton at 770-267-1979. Walton County continues to make the safety of the County’s citizens and employees its top priority during this time.

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