Otsego County limits access to County buildings


OTSEGO COUNTY, NY (WUTR-TV) — The County will be limiting access to all County buildings. Also, steps have been taken to reduce the number of on-site staffing by 50% with non-essential personnel reporting to work remotely as much as possible as required by Governor Cuomo’s executive order. However, all essential services will continue.

Starting Wednesday, March 18, 2020, the County Building at 197 Main Street in Cooperstown, the Meadows, and 242 Main Street in Oneonta will be open to the public by appointment only. Employees will be at work to continue to provide essential and mandated services. Any person who needs information regarding business with the County should dial 211 if they can’t access department phone numbers.

The Department of Motor Vehicles at 197 Main Street in Cooperstown will be CLOSED except for transactions with dealers only. The DMV at 242 Main Street in Oneonta will be closed to all traffic during the State of Emergency as established by Executive order. These measures are in place until April 15. and are subject to change.

The Governor’s Executive Order allows non-essential personnel, as determined by local government, to be able to work from home or take lave without charging accruals, expect those personnel essential to the locality’s response to the COVID-19. The County strives to continue to provide services to the residents in a way that is safe and orderly through this period of emergency.

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