Pursuant to Governor Mike Parson's “Show Me Strong Recovery Plan” for safely reopening public spaces in the state, the Phelps County Courthouse is open once again to the public.
Pursuant to Governor Mike Parson’s “Show Me Strong Recovery Plan” for safely reopening public spaces in the state, the Phelps County Courthouse is open once again to the public.
Many of the in-person proceedings of all circuit courts are suspended through Friday, May 15, Phelps County Clerk Pamela Grow said in a release. There are some in-person proceedings that are not subject to this suspension. Anyone with questions should contact the office of 25th Judicial Circuit Clerk Sue Brown at 573-458-6210.
Visitors to the courthouse are urged to continue to observe social distancing guidelines with 6 foot separation from other individuals. For safety reasons, members of the public who have signs or symptoms of illness, fever over 100.4, or a history of exposure or suspected exposure to the COVID-19 virus, should not enter the courthouse, Grow said in a release on Monday.
Not all offices are able to admit members of the public at this time, and some offices must limit the numbers of the public within their reception areas due to limited space. Residents are urged to call ahead to the office they wish to conduct business with:
Circuit Clerk: 458-6210
Community Service: 458-6069
County Clerk: 458-6115
County Commission: 458-6120
Extension Office: 458-6260
Health Department: 458-6010
Juvenile Division: 458-6075
Prosecuting Attorney: 458-6170
Public Administrator: 458-6080
Recorder of Deeds: 458-6095
Road Department: 426-3864
Senior Companions: 458-6180
Main Switchboard Number: 458-6000
For email addresses, please see the county website: www.phelpscounty.org
Meanwhile, Grow provided a notice to Passport applicants
Grow stated, because of the concern regarding the spread of the novel Coronavirus COVID-19, the Phelps County Clerk’s office suspended passport application acceptance on March 19, 2020.
Passport applications will resume at such time as the following occur:
•Access to the Phelps County Courthouse is no longer restricted but becomes unfettered to the public, and
•At least one of the following is met:
1.Statewide social distancing measures are no longer in effect
2.The office of the Phelps County Clerk has been able to procure and install protective shields and obtain personal protective equipment (PPE) to allow staff members to adopt enhanced protective measures while working with passport applicants.
Grow said please do not hesitate to call if you have questions: 573-458-6115.