Adams County Emergency Alerts/Coronavirus (COVID-19)

What Adams County residents need to know:​

All Adams County offices will be by appointment, phone or internet only beginning Monday, November 30th.  These include the Courthouse, Human Services Building, Department of Emergency Services, Adams County Adult Correctional Facility, and the Adams County Conservation District Building on Old Harrisburg Road. A list of office phone numbers will be on the door of each building so that clients may call the desired office to check availability or schedule an appointment. This protocol will be instituted until further notice.

The Court has adopted an emergency Order similar to the order issued in the spring which prohibits in-person court filings at all Court filing offices with the exception of emergency pleadings. When possible, and unless otherwise required by interests of justice, court proceeding will be conducted by advanced technology systems. Where parties must physically appear, the proceedings will be limited to the parties, witnesses, and necessary court staff. All proceedings will be open to the public by prior arrangement with the Court Administrator’s office which will make the proceeding available by advanced technology. The November 30, 2020 criminal trial term is cancelled. 

The Adams County Human Services Building, Boyd’s School Road, will be closed to the public for one day, Monday, November 30, 2020 for maintenance and cleaning.

Board of Commissioners Meeting: 
Until further notice:Commissioner’s Meetings will be held virtually.The meeting call in number is 1-415-655-0001, Meeting Number 132-798-3497#.There will be no in-person attendance.​ 

Emergency Services
As of Friday, November 20, the Adams County Department of Emergency Services (ACDES) building is closed to the public until further notice. All meetings and training on the lower level of the building are temporarily suspended. The upper level housing the 911 Center has been closed to the public.  For questions or information please contact Adams County Department of Emergency Services Director Warren Bladen.

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.

Sheriff's Office 
Adams County Sheriff’s Department will be closed to public entry until further notice.  To contact  the Sheriff’s Office call 717-337-9828 or 717-337-9820. For an emergency call 911.

Office Planning & Development
The Adams County Office of Planning and Development and the Conservation District are now closed to the public beginning November 30, 2020. We will be accepting visitors by appointment only. Please call or email to make an appointment.
717-337-9824 Planning & GIS
717-337-5859 Rural Resources & Envirimental Services
717-334-0636 Conservation District
Email addresses for the staff person you wish to contact are located on our department website pages Click Here

Veteran Affairs
Appointments for Veterans Affairs can be made by calling Stan Clark or Todd Gardner at 717-337-9835​


Declaration of Judicial Emergency


Order of Court Impacting Court Operations

By order of the Court of Common Pleas of Adams County, District Magistrate Beachaut’s  office 51-3-04, located in the Adams County Human Services Building on Boyds School Road is closed from 12:00PM today for a period not less than 14 days. The Adams County Court Administrators Office is directed to re-schedule or re-assign any proceedings within that time period.

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