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Daviess County Commissioner's Press Release - COVID-19(coronavirus)

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
03/18/2020

The Daviess County, Indiana Board of Commissioners, in response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19), will be taking protective measures to ensure that our staff and the public remain healthy and that essential government services continue. Currently, there are no confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the County and there are no County residents that have been in contact with a confirmed case.


Commissioner Tom McCracken states, “The Courthouse will remain open until further notice. We ask that all residents please follow the strong recommendations of the Federal and State agencies to slow the spread of illness.” The Courthouse entrance is now limited to the east side door only and the Daviess County Sheriff Deputies are screening visitors. Please limit visits to the Courthouse to necessary business only. The phone number for each department can be found at www.daviess.org, please call ahead to see if your business can be completed remotely or postponed.

For reference, key phone numbers are:


• Auditor – 812-254-8662
• Assessor – 812-254-8660
• Health Department – 812-254-8666
• Recorder – 812-254-8675
• Treasurer – 812-254-8677

Regular scheduled public meetings will be live streamed at www.daviess.org and on Facebook Live (at Daviess County, Indiana – public meetings). We encourage anyone that would like to attend to watch remotely. The Advisory Plan commission meeting scheduled for March 18, 2020 has been delayed for the time being, and other public meetings may be postponed or cancelled.

Property tax bills will be mailed shortly and are due May 11, 2020. Following the Federal guidelines, we will remain diligent during this eight week timeframe and encourage alternate payment methods (you can pay at www.daviess.org see “Pay Property Taxes Online” or mail-in your payment).

According to the Daviess County Health Department (DCHD), we reiterate that currently there are no confirmed cases of COVID-19 and there are no residents that have been in contact with a confirmed case. The DCHD is the official local agency that will be providing daily updates to the public by way of their Facebook page and at www.daviess.org. The DCHD is monitoring the evolving situation and working with all local partners. If you feel sick, stay home. Contact your medical provider.

The official Center for Disease Control (CDC) COVID-19 website is www.coronavirus.gov. The official Indiana State Department of Health Coronavirus website is www.in.gov/coronavirus/.