All Kanabec County buildings and facilities are closed to the public for all non-essential services effective immediately and until further notice. Limited access will remain for courts, public health and family services.  

The decision was made by the Kanabec County Board of Commissioners at their regular board meeting on Tuesday, March 17, 2020 in response to prevention and protection measures for the expanding COVID-19 pandemic. This decision was made in consultation with Emergency Management, Public Health and Human Resources.

In taking these measures, Kanabec County remains in line with guidance for social distancing strategies recommended by both the Minnesota Department of Health and the Center for Disease Control in addition to the Governor of Minnesota and the Commissioner of Health. This action will also help protect staff and the general public from being exposed to potentially sick individuals spreading the virus to our friends and families.

While the buildings will be restricted from the public, county services and operations will continue to be provided to the community on the same schedule, through both phone and email. Some services can be done online if necessary and citizens are encouraged to explore those options. A listing of department contacts can be found on the county webpage www.kanabeccounty.org or your call can be directed by calling the Coordinator’s Office at (320) 679-6440.

Kanabec County will continue to post information related to this closure, announcements, and other helpful information on the website at www.kanabeccounty.org. Remember, the best ways to prevent the spread of COVID-19 are to practice healthy hygiene, by staying home when you’re sick, and social distancing.

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