Adams County Emergency Alerts/Coronavirus (COVID-19)

What Adams County residents need to know:

Most Adams County Government facilities will re-open to the public on Tuesday, May 26th under continuing COVID-19 Work Place Safety protocols. 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. Several county departments will resume business by appointment only. 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 been holding hearings since May 4 and has implemented Work Place Safety practices in all courtrooms.

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. You may also observe that the Security Checkpoint is being moved and re-configured to enhance observation of hallway activity. 

County

Commissioners

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#

Planning

  • How to join Agricultural Land Preservation Board Meeting June 3, 2020? Click Here for details on how to join via Phone or Webex.
  • Adams County Transportation Planning Organization Meeting, Monday, June 8th, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. Click Here for instructions on how to join the meeting.

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

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.

Elections and Voter Registration
Attention Voters
Governor Wolf's Press Release - Reschedule the Primary Election to June 2, 2020
The Primary has been postponed until June 2nd, 2020. Click Here for Election 2020 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

​Courts

Declaration of Judicial Emergency

SEVERAL ORDERS OF COURT IN RESPONSE TO COVID-19 HAVE BEEN RELEASED THAT IMPACT COURT. PLEASE REVIEW THE FOLLOWING:

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