Brown County Judge Paul Lilly on Tuesday afternoon issued an executive order announcing the closure of the public lobbies of the Brown County Courthouse and all county government buildings until at least April 17, due to the COVID-19 outbreak.


The press release is as follows:


In light of continued efforts to aid in the containment of the spread of the COVID 19 virus, the Brown County Courthouse and all County Government Buildings shall close their public lobbies and other areas open to the general public. The Courthouse and other County Buildings are not halting business and shall remain open but rather accessible to the public by appointment.


Attached is a list of telephone numbers for the various County Offices. The public is requested to call the office they need to visit, and set an appointment date and time where they can come visit the office. These efforts will reduce the number of persons in the Courthouse and other County Buildings at anyone time.


Exceptions:


(1) This order shall not affect those persons desiring to attend the weekly County Commissioners Court meetings held on Mondays at 9:00am in the


Courthouse. However, these meetings are now televised and it is strongly


urged that the public watch the meetings after they have been recorded and


posted to the County's Webpage.


(2) Law Enforcement and Public Safety Buildings


This order shall remain in effect from March 31st, 2020 at 12:01 a.m. until April 17th at 11:59pm, after which a reevaluation of need will be assessed.