The Page County Courthouse in Clarinda reopened its south door July 6 to the general public to conduct business. Entry requirements include visitors wearing a mask, having a temperature taken and answering a few questions on a health survey.
Page County announced it would provide masks for visitors who forgot those, while supplies lasted. However, by the end of last week, that supply was exhausted and the county will no longer be able to provide visitors a courtesy mask.
The Board of Supervisors released a statement appologizing for any inconvenience this may cause. However, the statement noted local retailers now have supplies of protective face masks for purchase and the county Public Health and Emergency Management departments would continue to use their allocations of personal protective equipment to support local hospitals, nursing homes, schools, first responders and other local businesses.
Even though the courthouse is open to the public, the board wished to remind citizens that driver’s license office visits are still being conducted by appointment only and that the Clerk’s office is closed between 12 and 1 p.m.
“We want to take this opportunity to thank the public for their cooperation and understanding for the protocols we have in place to protect our staff and visitors alike,” according to the statement.
If the public has any questions, the statement encouragaed people to contact any of the three Supervisors—Chuck Morris, 712-542-0923; Alan Armstrong 712-246-8371; Jon Herzberg 712-310-6278.