Adams County Emergency Alerts/Coronavirus (COVID-19)

What Adams County residents need to know:​

All Adams County offices are open to the public.
The only exceptions are the Prison and the 2nd floor of the Department of Emergency Services Building housing 911 are closed to the public. 
Throughout the pandemic, all county offices continued to provide service in person, by email or telephone. Visitors are encouraged to consider remote service when possible to reduce exposure. Upon building entry, both staff and visitors must have their temperature scanned and be wearing a mask. The number of clients allowed in an office at one time is limited. At this time those client limitations have not proven to be an issue for visitors. ​​​​
Please be notified that the Commissioner’s Public Meetings scheduled for Wednesday, September 23, 2020 has been rescheduled to Wednesday, September 30, 2020, 9:00 a.m. at the Adams County Courthouse, Historical Courtroom, 2nd Floor, 117 Baltimore Street, Gettysburg, PA or via teleconference at 1-415-655-0001, Meeting number 132-798-3497#.  All regularly scheduled business will be conducted during this public meeting.


Board of Commissioners Meeting: Join in-person in the Historic Courtroom, 117 Baltimore Street, Gettysburg, PA  or via teleconference by calling 1-415-655-0001, Meeting Number 132-798-3497# 

Emergency Services
2nd floor of the Department of Emergency Services Building housing 911 are closed to the public. 

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 open to the public with limited staff on site. We are employing technology to continue operations and many staff are working remotely.  Emails are being checked regularly but if you need to speak with someone specifically, please call 717-337-9824 (Planning) or 717-334-0636 (Conservation District) for immediate assistance. Thank you for your continued cooperation.

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

Veteran Affairs
​​Veterans Affairs is taking walk-ins again; but also encourages appointments if possible. 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


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