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March 13, 2020 2:24 PM

County Covid-19 Updates

Measures are in place throughout County government in an effort to impede the spread of the virus.
The County is encouraging all employees to wash their hands (with soap) regularly for at least 20 seconds. If soap is not available, we recommend hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. The County is also encouraging all employees to cough into a tissue or their elbow to prevent hand contamination.
For up-to-date information on the health situation, you can find more information at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website at the link on this alert.
If there are substantive changes in County policy, that news will be shared via the media and the Board of Commissioners Facebook page.

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Latest Update:

May 1, 2020 1:28 PM

Covid-19 County Hours and Practices Effective May 4

Covid-19 County Hours and Practices Effective May 4

Prior Updates

March 30, 2020 7:37 AM

Please see attached document (dated March 30th) for updated office procedures for various county offices during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Covid-19 Office Procedures March 30th
March 27, 2020 2:59 PM

Please see the attached document for details on restricted hours of operation for listed county offices effective March 30th, 2020

Restricted Hours of Operation Effective March 30th
March 25, 2020 2:55 PM

Please see the attached document concerning parent visitation during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Parent Visitation During COVID-19--Press Release (PDF)
March 24, 2020 10:38 AM

March 24, 2020 On the linked PDF is a list of all County Offices and the changes to their hours and procedures brought on by the Covid-19 Pandemic. Please refer to this list so you can know beforehand how to conduct your business with the various offices in the county. Thank you for staying safe and keeping others safe!

Covid-19 County Office Procedures (PDF)
March 18, 2020 2:36 PM

Beginning March 19, 2020, until further notice the Clerk of Courts Title Office will be closed to the public. We will not be accepting passport applications at this time. You can contact the office at 740-373-5517 to discuss options for getting your title issued.

March 17, 2020 11:39 AM

The Probate and Juvenile Courts of Washington County, Ohio at 205 Putnam Street in Marietta are open to the public during the hours of 8 AM to 4 PM (12PM - 12:30PM Lunch). Scheduled hearings are being held unless continued by the Court.
Court filings are still being accepted.
Marriage licenses will continue to be issued in Probate Court during those hours.
Any person entering the Courthouse must submit to a digital thermometer scan and a short questionnaire as a result of Corona Virus epidemic precautions.

March 17, 2020 6:47 AM

Some Offices in the Washington County Courthouse are closed to walk-in visitors BUT STILL CONDUCTING BUSINESS. Those with business to transact are encouraged to call (740) 373-6623 to be directed to the appropriate office.

For those who need a civil stalking protection order, sexually oriented offense protection order, or a domestic violence civil protection order, please contact the victim advocate at 740-373-0043. She will consult with the victim to see if the victim can meet the criteria for a protection order. If so, the victim advocate will prepare the petition for the protection order and read it to the magistrate. The magistrate will then make her decision as to whether to grant or deny the petition. If granted, a full hearing will take place in 7 to 10 days as is the normal practice.

March 16, 2020 1:55 PM

Due to the current health situation, the Washington County Auditor, Treasurer, and Recorder's offices will be closed to the public starting at 5:00 PM 3-16-2020 until further notice. We will continue to conduct business via mail, email, and phone calls.