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Adams County Offices

ADAMS COUNTY HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES DEPARTMENT

108 East North Street

Friendship, Wisconsin 53934-9443

Phone ⬥ 608-339-4505 Fax ⬥ 608-339-4585 e-mail ⬥ [email protected]

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

3/19/2020

CONTACT

Leah Eckstein, Adams County Public Health Officer

608-339-4505 Phone

[email protected]

Adams County Office Building Restrictions

In an effort to reduce the potential spread of COVID-19, effective Thursday, March 19th at 4:30

pm all Adams County buildings will only be open to the public by appointment. Many Adams

County staff will be present and working in the County buildings to serve the public. Adams

County is encouraging people to conduct business with County Departments via telephone and

email whenever possible. Services will continue by appointment only. The Adams County

Sheriff’s Office Lobby and Adams County Courts will remain open to the public to allow for court

proceedings, including access for those who are crime victims.

This decision comes after the announcement by Governor Tony Evers and WI Department of

Health Services (WDHS) Secretary-designee Andrea Palm that community spread of COVID-19

has occurred in Wisconsin. This means that there are people who have tested positive in the

state of Wisconsin who have no known exposures nor did they travel to a location where there

is known community spread. Social distancing is an effective strategy to limit the spread of

COVID-19 to protect our employees and county residents. Social distancing encourages people

to stay at least six feet away from others. It is important to take active measures to avoid the

spread of illness in the community.

People should follow simple steps to avoid getting sick, including:

• Frequent and thorough handwashing with soap and water, use hand sanitizer if soap

and water is not available

• Covering coughs and sneezes with a tissue

• Avoiding touching your face

• Staying home when sick

• Staying home whenever possible

Preserving and strengthening individuals, family and community

If you feel you have symptoms of COVID-19 which include fever, cough, or shortness of breath,

CALL your healthcare provider. Do not go directly to the healthcare facility unless you are

experiencing a medical emergency.

Go to www.co.adams.wi.gov. For information regarding COVID-19 in Adams County or visit

Adams County Health and Human Services-Division of Public Health Facebook Page for the

most current information.

Sheriff’s non-emergency – 608-339-3304 Health & Human Services – 608-339-4505

Highway – 608-339-3355 Clerk of Court – 608-339-4208

County Clerk – 608-339-4200 Treasurer – 608-339-4202

Veterans Service – 608-339-4221 Child Support – 608-339-4228

Community Service – 608-339-4544 District Attorney – 608-339-4217

Library – 608-339-4640 GIS – 608-339-4546

Land & Water – 608-399-4268 Medical Examiner – 608-339-4524

Parks – 608-339-4230 Aging and Disability (ADRC) – 608-339-4251

Register of Deeds – 608-339-4206 UW-Extension – 608-339-4237

Planning & Zoning – 608-339-4222 Register in Probate– 608-339-4213

Capital Consortium – 888-794-5556 Practical Cents – 608-339-