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Mower County to re-open to the public

Mower County will re-open to serve the public in person beginning Monday, June 1.

In a press release issued Tuesday, the openings will be in phases, with differing hours of operation by facility.

• Government Center: Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The public is asked to use the Northwest Law Enforcement Entrance.

• Public Works: Monday through Friday 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. the public is asked to use the front entrance. Recycling drop off will be open 24 hours Monday through Sunday. Household hazardous waste will be open 8 a.m. to noon and 1-5 p.m. Wednesday. Curbside pick-up will continue as scheduled.

• Justice Center: By appointment only.

For health and safety purposes, Mower County has implemented engineering and administrative protocols to reduce the potential spread of COVID-19 including:

• Encouraging the use of facial coverings (facial coverings provided while supplies last);

• Requiring use of hand sanitizer prior to entering a county building (provided);

• Requiring completion of self-health screening prior to admittance; and

• Traffic flow will be managed to insure social distancing standards are met

Although county services are re-opening, the public is still strongly encouraged to access service needs over the phone or on-line, if possible. Tax payments can be made in the drop box outside the Law Enforcement Center. Inside the Law Enforcement Center lobby entrance there is a drop box for Health & Human Service forms as well as a gray drop box for all other departments.

Please stay home if you are feeling ill or have any of the following symptoms: fever, chills, a new cough, shortness of breath, a new sore throat, new muscle aches, new headache, or new loss of smell or taste.

For more information visit www.co.mower.mn.us.