Coronavirus: Clark County extends virtual operations ‘until further notice’

Credit: Bill Lackey

Credit: Bill Lackey

The Board of Clark County Commissioners will continue with virtual operations until further notice due to the continued surge of COVID-19 cases, according to a statement from the county.

The county moved to virtual operations on Nov. 19. Under the shift, government employees were encouraged to work-from-home, including conducting all meetings virtually or by phone, with buildings being open to the public on an appointment-only basis.

Physical buildings were initially scheduled to re-open to the public on Dec. 14. This date was selected because it was the original end date of Gov. Mike DeWine’s 21-day curfew, however, DeWine extended that curfew until Jan. 2021 on Thursday.

With the extended closure, commissioners will continue to host meetings via Zoom teleconference until further notice. Meeting details will be posted online at

“While buildings will be temporarily closed as a precautionary measure to ensure essential government services run efficiently, the agencies located inside of those facilities will remain open and employees will report to work according to department policies,” the county’s statement said.

Instead of visiting government buildings, residents are encouraged to do business online or by phone as much as possible, the statement said. Individuals may schedule appointments with departments as needed.

For utility bills, residents can mail payments using the remittance envelope included with their bill. Residents can also drop off payments in person at a deposit box outside of the Springview Government Center located at 3130 E. Main St.

Zoning and building forms can be dropped off in the drop box located inside the breezeway near the Clark County Community and Economic Development Office.

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