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March 19, 2020 6:38 PM

Daggett County updating precautions to help prevent spread of COVID-19

Daggett County offices to conduct business by appointment only

Daggett County is continuing to take proactive steps to protect its employees and its citizens from possible exposure to COVID-19, especially in light of today’s report of a confirmed case of novel cornavirus in neighboring Sweetwater County, Wyoming.

At present, there are no confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Daggett County. County officials are in constant contact with the TriCounty Health Department for the most updated information and are following the situation closely.

“Our goal as a county is to continue to provide essential services online and over the phone,” Daggett County Commission Chairman Randy Asay said. “This is one step we can take to reduce the risk of exposure for our employees and our residents.”

Effective Thursday, March 26, 2020, access to county offices inside the Daggett County Administration Building and Courthouse and to the state Division of Motor Vehicles office will be by appointment only.

The new procedures are as follows:

The administration building will be locked at all times, with the exception of the doors on the northeast end to provide access to the courts.

Those who need to conduct business in-person must call the office with which they have business in advance and schedule an appointment. Please let the employee know if you will need any accommodations or assistance to enter the building.

When you arrive for your scheduled appointment, call the office with which you have an appointment. The office numbers will be posted on the doors of the building.

The office will send an employee out to meet you. The employee will ask you a few quick COVID-19 screening questions, then help with your business if the screening is clear.

Once your business is concluded, immediately exit the building for your safety and the safety of county employees.

These procedures are being implemented to help the county comply with guidelines recommended by the president, the governor, and public health officials at the federal, state and local level.

Please do not make an appointment if you or someone in your house has symptoms of COVID-19, including a fever, dry cough and shortness of breath. Also, please do not send someone from your house to conduct your business for you if they have had close contact with you in the past 14 days and you have symptoms of COVID-19.

Access to the Manila Justice Court and 8th District Court is available through the doors on the northeast end of the Daggett County Administration Building and Courthouse. You will not have access to the rest of the county building through this entrance.

County employees remain available to assist citizens over the phone. Citizens can also make payments online at www.daggettcounty.org/385/Online-Payments.

Many of the DMV’s services, including renewing your vehicle registration, can be accessed on the division’s website: https://dmv.utah.gov/.

The phone numbers for county offices are:

435-784-3210 – Auditor/Recorder

435-784-3222 – Assessor/DMV

435-784-3154 – Clerk/Treasurer/8th District Court

435-784-3216 - Justice Court

435-784-3255 – Sheriff’s Office

435-784-3218, ext. 140 – County Attorney

435-784-3993 – Food Pantry

You can reach the following county offices by calling the automated system at 435-784-3218 and selecting the appropriate option:

Operator (goes to Clerk/Treasurer’s Office)

Dial by Name Directory

Commissioners

Emergency Management

Victim’s Advocate

Ambulance Billing

GIS Department

Planning & Zoning

Repeat Menu

Daggett County has an emergency operations plan and is prepared to implement the plan, should it become necessary. The plan has been developed in partnership with members of the county’s Local Emergency Planning Committee, as well as state and federal resources.

For further information about COVID-19, please visit coronavirus.utah.gov.

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Latest Update:

March 25, 2020 7:56 PM

Update to precaution protocol.