Riverside County Closes Buildings Once Again Citing Coronavirus.

by Publisher CoachellaValley | July 9, 2020 10:46 am

RIVERSIDE COUNTY, CA – The County Administrative Center ( CAC) will be closed to public access for an unspecified period starting Monday, along several other county buildings, which officials did not immediately identify..

County services will still be available for residents over the phone or online.

Essential facilities providing health services and public safety services will remain open.

Cooling centers, will continue to be open.

County libraries will continue to offer curb-side services.

“Virtual methods have been long-standing and efficient ways to conduct business with the county. As one of the largest employers in the area, the county family is dedicated to providing high-quality services in a safe manner for our employees and visitors,” County Executive Officer George Johnson said.

“Departments have diligently worked to add these safeguards to workspaces, including providing more telecommuting options. Returning to virtuPal means is one way the county is slowing the spread of the disease,” he said.

The latest closure announcement comes just 1 1/2 weeks after the CAC partially closed at the end of June — a week after fully reopening — due to several confirmed coronavirus infections in the building.

Because of a public health order, the CAC had been mostly closed to the public between March 18 and June 15, when all offices were reopened to the public.

Some county employees will work from home, or if necessary, continue working in the office while maintaining social distance from other co-workers and wearing face coverings, officials said. When employees arrive at work, they will be screened for coronavirus symptoms.

Meetings of the Board of Supervisors will continue to operate exclusively online, with only the supervisors, Executive Office staff and a limited number of other employees permitted in the first-floor chamber.

Public participation is available by telephone, but parties are required to submit speaker requests 24 hours in advance by registering at www.rivcocob.org/comments.

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