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Development Services and Public Services buildings at county's Red Soils campus to reopen Monday, June 22.

FILE PHOTO - Clackamas County's Red Soils CampusA handful of Clackamas County departments will open to the public with limited hours on Monday, June 22.

Following the closure of all public buildings in the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic back in March, both the Development Services Building and Public Services Building at the county's Red Soils campus in Oregon City are set to reopen from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m, Monday through Thursday to continue serving local residents in-person.

These two buildings — located at 150 Beavercreek Road and 2051 Kaen Road — house several departments that serve many county citizens on a day-to-day basis, including assessment and taxation; business and community services; health, housing and human service; transportation and development; as well as water environment services. FILE PHOTO - Clackamas County

Other departments will continue offering virtual services. While most departments/divisions listed above offer both walk-in and appointment visits, some can only offer appointment visits at this time. Residents are strongly encouraged to first contact specific departments for clarification regarding open services. A full list of department operations in the buildings will be up by Friday, June 19.

The closure of many county buildings to the public was taken to help slow the spread of COVID-19 and best protect the health of the public and county employees. County staff have continued to provide needed services through web-based offerings, and will continue to do so.

Extensive health and safety protocols have been instituted in order to minimize any potential health risk to visiting members of the public and staff. These include:

  • Cleaning/preparing public spaces multiple times each day.
  • Departmental capacity: Many departments will limit the total amount of visitors at one time. Because of this, visitors may have to wait longer than usual to see county staff or make an appointment with program staff.
  • Elevator capacity: A strict limit will be placed on elevator occupancy in the buildings.
  • Front Desk: All visitors will sign-in at front desks, where staff can relay which services are being offered in person and online.
  • Hygienic offerings: Visitors will be offered disposable face coverings, hand sanitizer, and be reminded of necessary physical distancing. Sneeze guards will also be in place where proper distancing cannot be maintained.
  • Social Distancing Officers: Each department will have designated social distancing officers whose responsibility will include their lobbies and public access areas, to ensure social distancing requirements.
  • Traffic Flow: The public will be required to enter buildings only at the main entrances, and traffic patterns will be clearly laid out in busy public areas.

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