LOUISA COUNTY PLANS RESPONSIBLE CONTINGENCY OPERATIONS; WILL CONTINUE TO SERVE PUBLIC DURING CORONAVIRUS
LOUISA, VIRGINIA – Though no cases have been reported in the County, Louisa continues efforts to minimize risks associated with COVID-19. Beginning Wednesday March 18th, County staff will begin working remotely on a rotating basis and public access will be limited to specific areas within the County’s facilities.
“This is another example of the proactive approach we’re taking to minimize potential spread,” said County Administrator Christian Goodwin. “Louisa’s citizens need to know that we’re committed to continuing necessary services in a safe and responsible manner.”
Essential functions such as law enforcement and emergency services will be unaffected. Refuse and Recycling Centers and Solid Waste operations will continue to function normally, though attendants have been instructed to minimize public contact.
Public access to the County Office Building will be restricted to the Sheriff’s Office /Emergency Services foyer and the main floor. Should the public need to meet with staff housed on other floors, they can do so in a conference room on the main floor. Public access to the Human Services building will be restricted to the foyer area. The public access changes will allow General Services staff to implement focused sanitation practices in the interest of further reducing risk.
Before visiting the building, citizens are encouraged to call the County at (540) 967-0401 or visit www.louisacounty.com to see if their needs can be handled on the phone or online. The County is compiling a central list of online services which will be posted on its website soon.
“While it’s nice to serve our citizens in person, we’d like them to call us or check online first right now,” said Mountain Road District Supervisor Tommy Barlow. “Staff continues to increase the number of tasks which can be handled by phone or online for our community.”
The County also encourages citizens to be aware that some efforts may take longer than normal as protocols are finalized and new best practices are implemented.
“Folks might need to be a bit more patient,” said Assistant County Administrator Jeff Ferrel. “Our team is doing their best to maintain citizen convenience, but safety for both the community and our staff is a priority.”
The County is maintaining a COVID-19 information page at https://www.louisacounty.com/2233/COVID-19Information