Message From Commissioner Phiel / Coronavirus Update
Adams County Sheriff's Office Update - July 14, 2020
As you may be aware it has been reported that there were positive COVID-19 test results in the Adams County Sheriff’s Department. We are providing this correspondence to inform you that we are following best practice and recommended protocols per Center for Disease Control and Pennsylvania Department of Health in addressing this situation.

These actions include investigation, contact tracing,  self-quarantine, departmental testing, administrative leave, remote work, and limitations or exclusion of work-related contact functions. For a limited period, the department may not be performing some of their normal duties due to the positive testing and precautions implemented.

In the interim, Adams County Sheriff Jim Muller is making operational  adjustments to the department to ensure the safety of staff and residents to meet the needs of the community.  As part of operational adjustments, the  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.

Adams County will provide as much information as possible regarding this matter given privacy, personnel and HIPPA restrictions. This incident illustrates that we are all susceptible to this virus.  We urge all members of our staff and community to employ safe practices related to COVID-19 prevention.
Randy L. Phiel
Adams County Commissioner, Chairman
111-117 Baltimore Street
Gettysburg, Pennsylvania 17325
Phone: 717-337-9820
Fax: 717-334-2091