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Hopkins County Emergency Management Team Updates Public: 03/23/2020

The Emergency Management Team also confirmed that as of 4:00pm on 3/23/2020 that there were still NO positive case results of COVID-19 returned for any residents of Hopkins County.

Hopkins County Judge Robert Newsom announces the Hopkins County offices will be occupied but are going to appointment only and will be closed to walk-in traffic. Citizens wanting to make an appointment will be asked to prove residency of Hopkins County. As other counties move to “shelter-in-place” and close their offices, residents from other counties are traveling to Hopkins County searching county services. This anamoly not only puts our county workers at an increased risk of exposure, but also bogs down the work that those county workers could be doing for our Hopkins County residents. The county offices will follow this procedure in alignment with the current County Disaster Declaration until April 3rd, and would be extended along with the Disaster Declaration, is it is extended.

Author: Chad Young

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