Treasurer's office closed due to COVID-19 case

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The Washington County Treasurer's Office is closed until further notice due to a COVID-19 exposure.

Marjorie Hoier, the county treasurer, said one employee tested positive for COVID-19 Friday.

Hoier said after talking with Three Rivers Health Department, emergency manager Dan Douglas and Board of Supervisors chairman Steve Dethlefs, she was instructed that whoever had the vaccine already could come to work.

"But I said that isn't good enough because the second half of taxes are delinquent on Wednesday, and then it will be a disaster," she said.

Hoier said the office was instructed to get a COVID test Tuesday, which is five days after the employee went home sick, and then the two days after that, if other employees test negative, they are able to return to work Thursday with masks and social distancing.

Hoier said since taxes are delinquent on Wednesday, she and Dethlefs decided to give individuals until Sept. 12 before they will start charging interest again on the 13th.

"That is just any interest that has accrued from Sept. 1-12," she said.

Hoier said individuals can mail in payments if they choose.

Personnel will be available  to answer phone calls, and can be reached at the Treasurer's Office number at 402-468-6888.

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