County offices, buildings, visitor center closed to the public

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By Melissa Perner
The Ozona Stockman

  Crockett County Offices and the Ozona Chamber of Commerce Visitor Center are closed to the public until further notice.
    During a special called meeting Monday, the commissioners approved to close the visitor center building, including the 24-hour restrooms, to the public, along with extending the county offices, senior center, civic center, public library, wellness center and convention center closures until further notice due to the COVID-19, coronavirus pandemic.
    The courthouse annex offices are closed to the public, but people can call the offices or email them for services, said County Judge Fred Deaton.
    Anyone that enters the annex building will have their temperature taken and be asked to leave if they are running a fever.
    “Other courthouses have closed off to the public. We still have phone numbers and email for the public to contact,” Deaton said.
    Those needing to do motor vehicle transactions can visit www.txdmv.gov.
    Those wanting to pay property taxes can visit www.crockettcountytax.org.
    Deaton also sign a Declaration of Local State of Disaster due to Public Health Emergency on March 19.
    The document states that gatherings of people should be limited to 10 or less.
Helping Hands Meals for the Elderly is still delivering to residents. Those who came and ate at the Senior Center each day can pick up their meals at the back door of the building.
The Crockett County Care Center is closed to anyone who is not a care center resident or employee.
Nurses and staff will also have temperatures checked and a health screening prior to entering the facility on each shift. Anyone that has a fever is not allowed to come into the building.

The Crockett County Jail is closed to anyone wanting to visit inmates. Attorneys are allowed visitation.

Crockett County Court has been canceled for March, April and May.
112th District Court is calling off anything that is unnecessary.

General county information can be found at www.co.crockett.tx.us.

 

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