Date set for county offices to reopen


Jackson County government offices will be reopening to the public for business as usual starting July 6.

The decision was approved during Tuesday’s county commissioners meeting at the courthouse in Brownstown.

Previously, offices were available to the public on an appointment-only basis. County offices initially closed in March in coordination with Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb’s Hunker Down Hoosiers executive order, which closed businesses deemed nonessential and asked others to work from home when applicable, issued in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

In April, county employees were asked to return to their offices; however, anyone who needed to conduct business at the courthouse was asked to do so online or over the phone.

The decision comes as the daily number of newly reported positive COVID-19 cases in Jackson County continues to remain low at an average of less than two new cases per day over the last two weeks.

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