March 18, 2020

Commissioner's Statement on County operations

Union County is OPEN for business

Union County is currently open for business. The County is following all CDC and State guidelines on operations in order to provide services while practicing important social distancing to assist our local health systems’ resources remain available to meet the health needs of our residents.
“As our best line of defense in reducing the impacts of COVID-19 in our county and region, we ask that all residents wash their hands regularly, reduce interaction with others, and stay home as much as possible,” stated County Commissioner Chairman Preston Boop.  

“While we will maintain all county services to the extent possible, we ask that the public defer all non-essential requests from our county departments, and use the telephone and county website to connect with our staff.  A directory of the County’s services and departments is available on the county website http://www.unionco.org.  Many services are available electronically on the Forms tab of the county website,” noted County Commissioner Jeff Reber.

“The COVID-19 section of the County’s website provides resources ranging from public health and safety guidance to government policies related to the COVID-19 virus.  The website will be updated frequently to enable our residents to be informed and to take the appropriate actions to keep themselves and the community at large as safe and healthy as possible,” said Commissioner Stacy Richards.  

On Monday, Judge Michael Huddock, Union County President of the Courts, filed a Declaration of Emergency as an initial step to adjust court proceedings in response to the COVID-19 virus.  Additional information about adjustments to the court’s operations and schedule will be shared with affected parties and, as appropriate, with the public at large.