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Yellow Medicine County Buildings Closed to the Public
NOVEMBER 20, 2020, GRANITE FALLS, MN – All Yellow Medicine County offices, with the exception of the Justice Center Main Door location for only essential appearances or business, are closed to the public effective immediately and until further notice. The decision was made by the Yellow Medicine County Board of Commissioners on Friday morning, November 20, 2020, to discuss appropriate prevention and protection measures in response to the expanding COVID-19 pandemic. This was done in consultation with Emergency Management Director Casey Namken.
In taking these measures, Yellow Medicine County remains in line with guidance for social distancing strategies recommended by both the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) and Center for Disease Control (CDC) in addition to the Governor of Minnesota and the Commissioner of Health.
This action will also help protect staff and the general public from being exposed to potentially sick individuals and spreading the virus to our residents, friends and families.
While the offices will be closed to the public, normal county services and operations will
continue to be provided to the community on the same schedule, through both phone, email, drop boxes, and appointment. Many services can also be done online if necessary and citizens are encouraged to explore those options. A listing of department contacts can be found on the county webpage (www.co.ym.mn.gov) or by calling the Emergency Management Department at 320-313-3093 or County Administration at 320-564-5841.
Please refer to Countryside Public Health for updates on COVID-19 progression and prevention guidance at countrysidepublichealth.org.
John Berends, Yellow Medicine County Board Chair
Casey Namken, Yellow Medicine County Emergency Management Director
City of Porter COVID-19 Response
A State of Emergency was declared by the Mayor and ratified by the City Council on March 28, 2020 authorizing the city to employ measures to take measures to mitigate and protect the general public from the COVID-19 Pandemic. The City of Porter is following the guidelines established by the State of Minnesota. Learn more on our COVID-19 Response page.