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March 19, 2020 2:10 PM

County Offices Remain Closed; Appointments Necessary For Essential County Business

Press Release

Cumberland County Government Offices Remain Closed In Yellow Phase;
Visitors Need To Make Appointments For Essential County Business

Carlisle, PA – As Cumberland County moves to the Yellow Phase some restrictions on work and social interaction will ease, but many restrictions will stay in place. The Cumberland County Courthouse and all county government facilities remain closed to the public during the Yellow Phase and visitors will be limited to those who have essential business with the county. Residents are asked to make an appointment with the office they are visiting, prior to coming to any county facility.

“By taking these measures, we are helping to ensure the safety of our employees and visitors who need to conduct county business,” said Cumberland County Commissioner Gary Eichelberger. “Key restrictions remain in place, so we can invigorate the economy, while keeping a close eye on the public health data to ensure the spread of COVID-19 remains contained to the greatest extent possible.”

All offices and common areas will continue to be disinfected for everyone’s safety. While operating during the Yellow Phase, visitors and employees in our facilities need to wear masks and social distance. Additional hand sanitizing stations have been installed in our buildings, with reminders to follow CDC guidelines. Anyone who has been in contact with individuals with COVID-19, or has symptoms of the virus will not be permitted.

“Upon entering our county buildings, residents will be asked if they have had contact with someone with COVID-19, or are experiencing any symptoms of the virus,” added Eichelberger. “We need everyone to adhere by the guidelines put in place so that as a county we can begin operating in a ‘new normal’ and not jeopardize the health and safety of anyone.”

The Bureau of Elections remains closed to the public. However, residents who want to drop off their completed absentee or mail-in ballot can use the secure ballot box at the Bureau of Elections Office, beginning Tuesday, May 26, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. By law, residents can only hand-deliver their own ballot. The ballot box is located in the outer lobby of The Bureau of Elections Office, 1601 Ritner Highway, Suite 201.

At this time, Claremont Nursing Rehabilitation Center will remain closed to visitation, as well as the county prison, and all Department of Health and CDC guidelines remain in place to continue to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.

Throughout this crisis, Cumberland County has and will continue to maintain close and productive relations with the Pennsylvania Department of Health, PEMA, as well as ongoing communications with Governor Wolf’s Office.

Contact information for all offices can be found on the county website at

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