Adams County Emergency Alerts/Coronavirus (COVID-19)

What Adams County residents need to know:

Adams County entered the Green Phase of the pandemic transition plan Friday, June 12, 2020. The exceptions will be the Adams County Adult Correctional Complex and the Adams County Department of Emergency Services (911 Center). These two facilities will remain closed to the public until further notice.
In order to be admitted to any of the other county facilities, a facemask and temperature scan is required.  The number of clients in an office at one time will be limited, and if needed, waiting clients will be staggered at 6-foot intervals in the hallway. The Court of Common Pleas has implemented Work Place Safety practices in all courtrooms. Several county departments are conducting business by appointment only.

Visitors to the Courthouse should note several operational changes to support safe practices. The west stairwell (Staff Rear Entrance) will be assigned to pedestrian traffic ascending, and the east stairwell (Baltimore Street) will be assigned for pedestrian traffic descending. The elevators will be limited to 1 person, unless they are family members in the same group.



For the health and safety of our residents and staff, until further notice, Adams County will be conducting the now bi-weekly Board of Commissioner's meetings via teleconference. Adams County Commissioners continue to encourage public participation and are providing a call-in option for the public.

If you are interested in participating via phone: 
Call 1-415-655-0003
Enter meeting number 476-936-077#

Emergency Services
Department Of Emergency Services (911) Building which will be closed to all public gatherings.

Adult Correctional Complex
All visitation has been cancelled until further notice. There will be no releases approved into the community until further notice.
Re-Entry Center: Adams County Re-Entry Center will be closed until further notice.

Planning Commission Meeting scheduled for June 17, 2020, Click Here for agenda and instruction to join the meeting.

Prothonotary Department Re-opening
May 11, 2020 Click Here for more details.

Sheriff's Office 
Until further notice, the Adams County Sheriff’s Office will not be conducting fingerprint services for the general public. Please check back on the County Website and our Facebook page for future changes regarding fingerprinting services.
Sheriff Sale - scheduled for May 15, 2020 is postponed until June 19, 2020. July 17, 2020 - Location: Multi-Conference Room at Human Services Building, 525 Boyds School Road, Gettysburg, PA 17325.

License to Carry: It has been announced today that Governor Tom Wolf has granted an extension to license to carry firearms permits. Permits expired on March 19, 2020 or later have been extended to May 30, 2020.More Details

Conservation District
Water testing samples will not be collected at the Conservation District until further notice. If you wish to test your water, the number for LABS Inc. in New Oxford is 717-259-6550.

Veteran Affairs
Opening to the public, Monday, May 18, 2020:  Veterans Affairs, appointments will be required


Declaration of Judicial Emergency


Order of Court Impacting Court Operations


Office of the County Solicitor

Please be advised that on March 18, 2020, the County of Adams activated its Continuity of Operations Plan (COOP) in response to the Commissioners’ Declaration of Emergency.  As such, only essential services are available.  The goal of this action is to mitigate the spread and reduce the severity of COVID-19, the Coronavirus, to protect the health, safety and welfare of residents and employees of Adams County.  Accordingly, the County’s Office of Open Records closed on Wednesday, March 18, 2020 at 5:00 PM. When the County resumes regular operations, we will consider all requests as having been received on that day.

Coronavirus Information

Información sobre el coronavirus

Pennsylvania Department of Health
Click Here for the latest information
on COVID-19

Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Click Here to learn more about COVID-19