Covid-19 Updates and Information

What Adams County residents need to know:​

All County business will be conducted either online, by phone or by appointment, if possible. 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. The county’s website,, contains contact information for county departments.This protocol will be instituted until further notice.​

The Adams County Court of Common Pleas 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.  Allowed judicial proceedings will be limited to the parties and their counsel. Arrangements to observe allowable court proceedings by the media and the public, must be done electronically through arrangements with the Court Administrator at least one business day prior to the proceeding. The Law Library is closed except by appointment.  All Magisterial District Courts shall remain open to the public Monday - Friday from 9AM – 3:30PM.  

Emergency Services
Adams County Department of Emergency Services (ACDES) building is closed to the public until further notice. All meetings and trainings 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
The Adams County Adult Correctional Facility has been closed and will remain closed to the public 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 of Planning & Development
The Adams County Office of Planning and Development and the Conservation District are closed to the public. 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 & Environmental 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​


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.​ 


Declaration of Judicial Emergency


Order of Court Impacting Court Operations

Office of the County Solicitor

Please be advised that due to the ongoing coronavirus mitigation efforts by Adams County, many County employees are working from home or in a limited capacity.  As a result, some Right-To-Know responses may take longer than normal.  We thank you for your patience and understanding as we diligently process your requests during these unique circumstances.​

County Covid-19 Resources



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