PRESS RELEASE FROM THE CLARION COUNTY COMMISSIONERS: Clarion County Buildings Closed to the Public
On March 18, 2020 the Pennsylvania Supreme Court issued an order for all courts in the state to shut down public access to Courts after March 19th. The order states: “AND NOW, this 18th day of March, 2020, this Court DIRECTS that all Pennsylvania courts are generally CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC, beginning at close of business on March 19, 2020, and lasting through at least April 3, 2020, subject to the General and Specific Directives.” More information on this order can be found at: www.pacourts.us/news-and-statistics/news/?Article=1018
Per the order of the PA Supreme Court, the Clarion County Courthouse, Domestic Relations, Adult/Juvenile Probation, and the four Magistrates’ offices will be closed to the public effective the end of day March 19th, 2020.
To stay consistent with our County Court system, all other Clarion County buildings will be closed commencing at the end of day March 20th, 2020 and until further notice.
Safety is our top concern for the public that we serve and for our employees. All county functions will still be operational, and if you need anything county related you can call the appropriate department for more information. We urge everyone to refer to the press release issued on March 17th with more instructions on how you can continue to use county functions by mail, over the phone, or by email. Our county website is also a valuable resource for information that can be found at www.co.clarion.pa.us.
Message from Clarion County Court of Common Pleas:
BY ORDER OF THE PENNSYLVANIA SUPREME COURT, ALL COURT FACILITIES ARE GENERALLY CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC FROM MARCH 19, 2020 THROUGH APRIL 3, 2020. ONLY INDIVIDUALS SPECIFICALLY SCHEDULED TO PARTICIPATE IN AN ESSENTIAL COURT PROCEEDING ARE PERMITTED TO ENTER. ANY INDIVIDUAL THAT NEEDS TO FILE DOCUMENTS WITH THE COURT SHALL DO SO VIA MAIL OR ELECTRONIC MEANS WHEN POSSIBLE. DESIGNATED DROP BOXES ARE ALSO AVAILABLE AT THE ENTRANCE TO SELECT COURT FACILITIES FOR IN-PERSON FILING IF NECESSARY.
This service will run from 11 AM - 12:30 PM beginning March 18, 2020.
Posted March 9, 2020 PRESS RELEASE FROM
THE COMMISSIONERS' OFFICE AND DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY
Date: March 9, 2020?
The COVID-19 virus is a priority to officials in Clarion County. We have had no confirmed cases of the COVID-19 virus in Clarion County. There have been six confirmed cases in Eastern Pennsylvania.
The Clarion County Commissioners and the Department of Public Safety (DPS) have been monitoring the event. We are in contact with the Department of health, Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency, local public safety agencies, school and health care providers. The County DPS participates in daily updates with state agencies. We have been forwarding information to public safety agencies, schools and health care facilities.
We will continue to monitor the event and will provide information to appropriate agencies and the public.
As a reminder, the symptoms of COVID-19 are similar to those of regular or seasonal flu and include fever, lethargy, lack of appetite and coughing.
The Clarion County Department of Public Safety and the Clarion County Commissioners would like to remind citizens in the County of some basic steps to help reduce the risk of contracting any flu.
Discuss individual health concerns and seek care if you have influence-like illness with your family physician.
If you are sick, stay home from work and outside activities with the public.
Practice good hygiene. Simple hand washing can prevent the spread of germs. Waterless alcohol-based hand sanitizer is a great way to keep your hands clean when you are not near a sink.
If you don’t have a tissue, couch or sneeze into your sleeve. This will trap the germs and keep your hands clean. A common way to pass the flu is on your hands.
Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.
Stay healthy by eating a balanced diet, drinking plenty of water and getting plenty of rest and exercise.
Know your neighbors and plan to help any neighbor who may be shut in or limited in their ability to travel by checking on them and helping when necessary. Volunteer with local organizations that assist during times of emergencies.
The Clarion County Department of Public Safety and the Clarion County Commissioners will keep residents informed of any important COVID-19 virus information regarding Clarion County.
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