County residents asked to delay unnecessary visits

ABERDEEN, S.D. ( – Brown County residents with essential business to conduct are welcome at the courthouse, but commissioners are asking folks to delay unnecessary visits until COVID-19 concerns have passed.

Commissioners discussed the issue at their Tuesday meeting where they decided signs will be posted outside advising residents to limit their in-person business to only what’s vital.

Emergency Management Director Scott Meints said several counties have closed courthouses and only conduct business by phone.

The latest to impose such restrictions is Edmunds County. According to a Facebook post from the sheriff, the county is asking residents to find alternative ways to conduct business, like by phone or email. But appointments can be made if business must be conducted in person.

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