According to a public post on the Long County Sheriff’s Office Facebook page, confirmed by the Courier, the Long County Sheriff's Office is further reducing public access to County buildings and facilities, in accordance with the release of Long County Board of Commissioners’ Resolution No. 2020-R-003, signed on March 22.
The Long County Deputy Sheriff's remain on duty, but the Sheriff's Office will be closed to the public, according to the release. The release said that a Law Enforcement escort will open the Courthouse or Sheriff's Office for individuals on a case by case assessment.
All routine functions have been suspended, including fingerprinting and Criminal History requests.
The resolution set forth by the Commissioners noted that all the Long County Board of Commissioner meetings, including the regularly scheduled April meeting, are all cancelled until further notice, essential services would not be interrupted and all non-essential services would be handled on a case by case basis.
All Long County Buildings are closed, except for the Tax Commissioner's Office, which will operate on a limited and drive-thru basis only.
It further stated that functions of the Board Of Commissioners that customarily involve public input or participation, shall be suspended until April 30, except for policy making and ordinance functions directly related to addressing COVID-19 and related public health and safety issues.