Benton County Offices Temporarily Closing to Public
Benton County has announced that they will begin restricting access to lobbies and meeting spaces on Monday, August 30, according to a press release on the County website. The closures are in response to the increase of cases of COVID-19 in both Benton County and across the state.
“Benton County is once again implementing risk reduction measures in order to protect our community by limiting the spread of COVID-19,” said County Administrator Joe Kerby. “Since the beginning of the pandemic, Benton County has sought to find adaptable solutions that enable us to build a resilient organization and provide the best service possible to our community.”
During a Board of Commissioners meeting earlier this month, the Board decided to implement Order #D2021-063, mandating measures such as requiring masking outdoors when social distancing is impossible, and reaffirming Governor Kate Brown’s renewed mask mandate.