The Will County office building in downtown Joliet will be closed to the public beginning Monday amid rising novel coronavirus infections.
Interim Will County Executive Denise Winfrey, D-Joliet, announced the decision via a news release Thursday.
“The number of positive cases for COVID-19 has risen dramatically,” Winfrey said in the release. “The health and wellness of our county employees and our residents is of utmost importance. We want to do everything we can to protect people which includes encouraging the public to wear a mask at all times, wash your hands often, and to maintain social distance. Closing our office building to the public is a responsible move to help limit the spread of this highly infectious virus.”
Resident are asked to contact any office within the county building by telephone or via email to inquire how to handle any application or transaction.
The decision follows the Illinois Department of Public Health's new recommendation to work from home when possible, participate in only essential activities, limit any gathering to 10 people or fewer and only travel if necessary.
The Will County Recorder's Office in Joliet will also be closed to the public starting Monday.
The office asks resident to provide any documentation for recording via the U.S. Postal Service or another delivery service.
Residents are asked to visit the office's website at willcountyrecorder.com.
For more information or resources related to COVID-19 in Will County, visit willcountyhealth.org.