In an unprecedented effort to minimize the spread of COVID-19, Halifax County Manager Tony Brown announced today that county government offices will close starting Thursday at 8:30 a.m. The tentative re-opening date will be 8:30 a.m. on Monday, April 6.
This is subject to change.
During this time, some staff deemed essential will still report to work at varying times.
Public safety employees including EMS, 911 telecommunicators and the sheriff’s office will work normal schedules.
Other departments will modify their hours and services available.
Solid Waste: Services including garbage pick-up will operate normally. Convenience centers and the transfer station will be open under normal schedule.
Public Health: Health department, WIC, animal control, environmental health will be offered on a limited and essential basis via appointment only, by calling the main number at 252-583-5021.
Department of social services: Open for appointments made in advance only on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Planning and Inspections: Inspections will be scheduled by appointment on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Citizens are encouraged to still make utility and tax payments online or through the drop-boxes that are available.
Employees will be coming in on a limited basis to process payments, but offices other than services listed above remain closed to the public.
Any citizen with a book checked out from one of the five Halifax County Library branches is asked to keep the book until the branches are re-opened, as the book drop boxes will not be checked every day.
Any fees or fines associated with a late-return of a library book will be waived.
The court services building on Ferrell Lane in Halifax will remain open to allow for limited business in the Clerk of Court’s office, Juvenile Services, and other state mandated business as required by law.
Citizens with further questions regarding a county service may call the relevant office and leave a message to receive a return call.