March 16, 2020 2:50 PM
Eaton County Declares Local State of Emergency - Eaton County Buildings Limited Access
Access to the Eaton County Courthouse will be limited effective March 17 through April 5, 2020. Anyone needing county services or who have a previously scheduled appointment should contact the respective office prior to traveling to Eaton County.
In order to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, Eaton County and Court operations will remain available, however the Courthouse will be closed to the public effective March 17, 2020 through April 5, 2020. Anyone needing county services or who have a previously scheduled appointment with a court or county office should call the respective office before traveling to a county building. Chairman Terrance Augustine decided to limit the activities to those that must be conducted in person.
“The public health and safety is our number one concern here at Eaton County and in light of the Covid-19 Pandemic, the recent orders by Governor Whitmer and recommendations from our Public Health Officers it is clear that our objective must be to promote social distancing to limit the spread of this virus.” Eaton County Chairperson Terrance Augustine stated. “This change in operations represents our commitment to protecting our residents and employees to the extent possible, while maintaining essential county services.” Augustine continued.
All services that can be conducted alternatively (online or by phone) or delayed should be handled in that manner. The public should contact the office or court in which they have business in order to determine whether such business can be delayed, conducted over the phone or online. The County’s main telephone number is 517-543-7500. Using the directory, persons will be able to contact County and Court offices. If business must be conducted in person, appointments are required to be scheduled. Please visit www.eatoncounty.org for information regarding department services and for updates on the status of Eaton County operations.
Those with scheduled appointments may be screened upon entering the building.
Questions may be directed to Controller John Fuentes at 517-543-2122.