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Cook County Courthouse to Reopen June 1st

May 25, 2021 05:01PM ● By Editor

 From Cook County MN - May 25, 2021

The Cook County Courthouse and other county buildings will reopen to walk-in traffic on Tuesday, June 1.

Per recent changes in federal and state guidelines, those who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 will not be required to wear a face covering in county buildings. However, unvaccinated staff and visitors are expected to wear a face covering while conducting business in county facilities. Those who have not been vaccinated remain at much higher risk of getting sick with COVID-19 and passing the virus to others around them.

Cook County will continue to ask visitors to its facilities to follow social distancing and hand hygiene protocols. County staff who work directly with the public have been instructed to don a mask when serving residents who are wearing a face covering. 

Signage at the entrances to county buildings will advise staff and visitors not to enter if they are experiencing any symptoms associated with COVID-19, including:

Cough                                      Difficulty breathing

Fever (100.4 or higher)    Loss of smell or taste

Chills                                       Sore throat

Muscle pain                          Severe headache

Nausea                                   Vomiting

Diarrhea                                Excessive fatigue

Nasal congestion

Those experiencing any of the above symptoms are advised to consult their personal physician to determine if a COVID-19 test is indicated.

Meetings of the Cook County Board of Commissioners are expected to continue in an online format during the month of June. It is anticipated that the board will resume in-person meetings in July.

James Joerke
Cook County Administrator
or [email protected]

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