Monongalia County Clerk Carye Blaney announced Wednesday that the clerk’s office will be closed for in-person business until further notice due to COVID-19.
Blaney said she hopes to return to normal operations the week of Jan. 19.
In the meantime, office staff will work remotely and will continue to monitor both telephone and email accounts.
The clerk’s office can be contacted via email at email@example.com or by phone at 304-291-7230.
Blaney’s announcement came hours after she asked the county commission to push for vaccinations for county employees as soon as possible.
“I did submit a list of our employees who are interested in getting the vaccine to the health department. We are very much interested in getting that as soon as possible. Of course, we’re seeing the public daily and it’s my understanding from the West Virginia Association of Counties that all county employees have been designated in the essential worker category,” Blaney said.
“I’m just putting a plug in for any additional effort the county commission can have in trying to make sure we get that sooner rather than later.”
Members of the commission said government employees are considered part of critical government infrastructure and accounted for in the state’s phased vaccine rollout as part of Phase 1D, along with teachers and other sectors providing critical services.