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March 25, 2020
For Immediate Release
For more information contact: Gregory Dill – Washtenaw County Administrator [email protected]
Washtenaw County Government Extends Closure of Non-Essential Services
County Administrator making plans to fully re-open on Monday, April 13
ANN ARBOR, MI- In his daily message to county staff, Washtenaw County Administrator Gregory Dill announced a continued closure of non-essential services. He now plans to re-open the entirety of the county on Monday, April 13.
“We are in the midst of a global crisis, and we all need to do our part to help flatten the curve on Coronavirus. Our local leaders and health experts communicate with one another several times per day, and we’re working to coordinate essential services in our respective communities, while keeping everyone safe.’ states Dill, ‘As public servants, we have a collective goal to ensure the health and safety of everyone in our county, and we’re working together to deliver that. We are the safety net for many, and we have a moral obligation to continue essential services, both those that are mandated and those that provide lifelines during this time, such as providing food, shelter and utility assistance. As this crisis evolves, we will continue to evaluate our service delivery and adapt based on recommendations from health experts while continuing to consider the needs of our residents.”
Chair of the Board of Commissioners Jason Morgan adds, “Washtenaw County is following the lead of our governor, she has exhibited incredible leadership on this issue, and we will heed her directives.’ Morgan continued, ‘Washtenaw County is the leader in so many things, including quality of life, and we are often expected to set the standard, so it makes sense to extend this non-essential closure in order to maintain our healthy community by keeping as many people as possible home. I am so proud of the work our essential, front-line staff have been doing, and I’m equally as proud of those who are following the directives to stay home so we can end this pandemic. Our local community leaders, health experts and our governor have acted in the best interest of public health and safety during this challenging time, the decisions we’re all making are difficult, but necessary. I look forward to bringing a healthy workforce back to Washtenaw County Government as soon as we are safely able.”
Washtenaw County Departments continue to update their respective websites so residents are aware of available services. Whenever possible, staff are working remotely to respond to and meet the needs of their customers.