County Supervisors Discuss Coronavirus During Meeting


(Le Mars) — During Tuesday’s Plymouth County Board of Supervisor meeting, the county governing board discussed the wide spread coronavirus, and it affects on county government and its employees. Craig Anderson serves as the vice chairman of the County Board of Supervisors. He says the board approved
a disaster declaration which was a follow-up from the previous week from a letter signed by chairman Don Kass.

Currently, the county courthouse is closed to the public, but Anderson says some of the employees are still staffing the offices, while others are conducting county business work from home. The Recorder’s Office, Treasurer’s Office and the Auditor’s Office are encouraging people to either conduct business on-line, by phone, or to use the drop box located at the courthouse.

Anderson says the county is making preparations in case additional employees will need to conduct business from their home.

Employees needing time off, either because they have been infected with the virus, or have been quarantined due to coming in close contact with someone that has the coronavirus was also a topic of discussion during the weekly county supervisor meeting.

Anderson says the action taken by the county governing board was actually a federal mandate, as well as a request by Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds.

The County Supervisor shares what was decided by the county governing board with regards to county employees needing time off due to the virus.

Because of the virus, the county supervisors held their meeting at the basement of the Courthouse Annex building.