(WYTV) – The Trumbull County Board of Commissioners is restricting public access to county government services inside the Administration Building amid rising COVID-19 cases in the state and county.

This decision was also made after recommendations from Governor Mike DeWine, the White House, CDC and local public health officials.

These temporary changes are being made in an attempt to address the current COVID-19 public health crisis. Closures and limitations in public access to Trumbull County services are based on what are considered essential services, meaning the building is limited to employees only.

Drop boxes for different departments are available in the lobby for certain services.

If needed, people can also make an appointment.

The Board of County Commissioners says the decision to limit access to the building was made in an attempt to protect county employees and the public from possible community spread of COVID-19.

“We just thought that that flow of traffic and the regular amount of congestion that we get in that building lends itself to something that could be potentially more dangerous,” said Mauro Cantalamessa, County Commissioner.

Public officials and departments can be contacted by telephone or email by checking the Trumbull
County website
.

Any questions can be directed to the Board of County Commissioners at 330-675-2451 or via email at cegodfre@co.trumbull.oh.us.

In a release, the Board of Trumbull County Commissioners apologized for any inconvenience that these temporary measures may cause.