UPDATED May 6, 2020
State of Nebraska Direct Health Measures for Three Rivers Health District, set in place to attempt to lower the spread of COVID 19 virus, have led to the modification of business at all of the County buildings in Washington County. The modifications resulted in the closing of Washington County buildings to the public. All County Offices remained open internally to assist the public via phone, US mail, or electronically.
Washington County’s plan will be as follows:
The DHM for Three Rivers Health District is set to relax some restrictions on May 10. These restrictions take in to account the ever changing situation facing the District. In an attempt to continue balancing employee and public safety with the need to conduct ongoing County business the following changes will be made to the County’s current business practices.
All County buildings will remain closed to the public until May 18, 2020.
On May 18, 2020 County Offices may begin taking appointments from the public for person to person interaction. The appointment expectations shall be the same as the Modified Business plan from March 20. All employees will wear a mask when interacting with the Public. Public will be screened at the west door and are asked to have masks when entering the building. Social distancing will be maintained at the same 6-foot standard. Each office will disinfect the areas of public contact in their office between each appointment. No gatherings of more than 10 people. Deliveries will be left at door. This practice will remain in effect until May 31, 2020.
If the Directed Health Measures have not been modified to be more restrictive, then the County buildings will become open to the public on June 1, 2020.
Monday, June 1, 2020, County Offices will not need to set appointments with public. Continued social distancing as directed by changing in Health Directives. Deliveries can return to normal. Maintenance Department will ensure areas are disinfected daily. Plan for continued Health Directives throughout the summer.
Due to the potential relocation of the Sheriff’s office and the continued risk of COVID spread to the jail population, Sheriff’s Office and Jail may have a modified business plan different from that of other County Offices.
This plan is subject to review daily.
Dan Douglas, Director
Washington County Emergency Management