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Government Center Access Will Now Require Screening

Monticello, NY – Effective Monday, November 30, all visitors to the Sullivan County Government Center in Monticello will be screened for COVID-19 exposure prior to conducting business in the building. Except for public meetings, all visits must be by appointment.

“This is a precautionary step,” explained County Manager Josh Potosek. “Sullivan County is seeing a steady increase in coronavirus cases, which I anticipate will continue and possibly accelerate during and after the holidays. We cannot afford to have this virus spread unchecked through our government facilities, so we’re remaining vigilant.”

Anyone coming to the Government Center must be there for an office appointment, to buy Move Sullivan bus tickets, or to attend a meeting. No loitering will be allowed, and all visitors must wear masks and appropriately social distance, unless medical conditions require otherwise. PLEASE DO NOT ATTEMPT TO VISIT IF YOU HAVE A FEVER OR OTHERWISE DO NOT FEEL WELL.

Upon arrival in an office or at a meeting, visitors will be asked a series of screening questions and will be required to provide their name and a phone number or email address by which they can be reached by Public Health in case of COVID-19 exposure. This information will be kept strictly confidential.

“Our other County facilities already operate in this manner or are closed to the public,” noted Potosek. “By taking this action, I hope to avoid repeating the kind of shutdown we experienced at the outbreak of this pandemic. We want to continue welcoming the public in as safe and convenient a manner as possible.”