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Posted on: March 20, 2020

County of Tuolumne Reduction of Non-Essential Services in Response to Coronavirus Covid-19

**Press Release**

March 20, 2020

In response to the Governor’s March 19th executive order, which included a state wide “stay at home” order, Tuolumne County is making reductions to non-essential services to limit the potential exposure for staff and the public to COVID-19. These changes will go into full effect Monday March 23, 2020.

As always, Public Safety will continue to be a top priority as we work through the COVID-19 pandemic.

Public Safety

The operations of the Tuolumne County Sheriff’s Office will continue without any significant changes.

Tuolumne County Fire Department will also continue as normal with the only change being no public access to the Striker Court facility. For non-emergency phone contact the public can call 209.533.5118.

The Health and Human Services Agency, which includes the Department of Social Service, Behavioral Health, and Public Health will continue with no significant changes. 209.533.5717

The lobby at the Tuolumne County Probation Department will be closed to the public to limit unnecessary contact. The office is staffed and will be responding as needed. Appointments will be prearranged and referrals from the Court will be seen. If you need to speak with someone or have a specific question, please call 209.533.7500 and immediately press “0”.

The Tuolumne County District Attorney’s Office and Victim Witness Office is closed to the public, but staff is continuing to work and is available by phone.

District Attorney’s Office: 209.588.5450

Victim Witness: 209.588.5440

The Tuolumne County Public Defender’s Office will also continue to provide service and their office will be open to the public. We do ask that you call to make an appointment 209.533.6370

Tuolumne County Animal Control services will continue; however, their lobby will be closed to the public. Appointments can still be made by calling 209.694.2730.

Public Works

The Tuolumne County Public Works Department offices will be closed to the public but staff will be available by phone or email (full staff directory is available on the County website https://www.tuolumnecounty.ca.gov/Directory)

Roads/Fleet and Engineering: 209.533.5601

GIS: 209.533.5629

Surveying: 209.533.5626

Solid Waste: 209.533.5588

Airports: 209.533.5685

Community Development Department

The A.N. Francisco Building will be closed to the public. Applicants will be notified of approved Building, Environmental Health, and Land Use permits. Applicants will be contacted to make an appointment for pick up.

For the week of March 23, plan submittal is suspended for land use, Building, and Environmental Health. Check the Community Development website for updates on the process for plan submittal in the future.

Environmental Health and Building inspections that are deemed essential, will continue as long as social distancing can be maintained and applicants on site do not exhibit signs of illness.

To contact us, call 209.533.5637 to reach the Community Development Department front counter. If no one answers, please leave a message and someone will contact you as soon as possible.

For environmental health emergencies, call 209.533.5665. For building emergencies, call 209.533.5637. Inquiries can also be submitted via email at communityresources@tuolumnecounty.ca.gov

General Administration:

All of the offices, which are listed below, located within the Administration Building at 2 South Green Street will continue to operate with only essential staff. However, the building will only be open to the public between the hours of 8:00 am and 12: 00 pm. Outside of those hours staff will be available by phone.

• County Administrators Office/Office of Emergency Services: 209.533.5511

• Recorder: 209.533.5531

• Assessor’s Office: 209.533.5535

• County Auditor: 209.533.5551

• County Clerk: 209.533.5573

• Elections: 209.533.5570

• Treasure Tax Collector: 209.533.5544

• Office of Revenue Recovery: 209.533.5920

• Human Resources: 209.533.5566

• County Counsel: 209.533.5517

• Board of Supervisors: 209.533.5521

• Office of Business Assistance and Innovation: 209.288.4030

Other Services

Tuolumne County Agriculture Weights and Measures offices will be closed to the public. Staff can be contacted by phone at 209.533.5691 between the hours of 8:00am and 1:00pm.

Air Pollution Control will continue to operate; however, the office will be closed to the public. Staff will be available by phone between the hours of 8:00am and 1:00pm at 209.533.5693.

Non-essential Services

• The Tuolumne County Archives will be closed to the public until further notice.

• All Tuolumne County Libraries are closed until further notice

• All recreation programs are canceled until further notice.

• Tuolumne County Youth Centers and Community Halls are also closed until further notice.

• Tuolumne County Museum is closed until further notice

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