Public entry into York County government buildings will be suspended effective Dec. 21 and continue to Jan. 11, 2021. All county operations will continue during this suspension, according to a press release.

The commissioners encourage the public to conduct their business with the county either online or over the phone, if possible. The county’s website,, contains contact information for county departments, the release said.

Modified operations for essential services and programs will be implemented across county departments. The modifications will include the requirement of scheduling appointments with county departments on an as-needed basis, the release said.

Contact the appropriate department to schedule any necessary transactions, the release said. Drop boxes for document delivery to the Administrative Center offices will continue to be available in the lobby of the center during normal work hours.

The sheriff’s office will permit entry to the lobby for delivery of any necessary documents, the release said.

The York County Prison, Youth Development Center and Emergency Services Center as well as the sheriff’s office and some court-related functions will continue to operate in their ordinary 24-hour capacities.

York County Parks’ Christmas Magic will continue during this period and the county’s 11 parks will be open for outdoor recreation. The county encourages people to continue to enjoy the use of the parks while observing the state’s mask order and social distance guidelines. The Nixon Park Nature Center and the Parks’ headquarters at Rudy Park will be closed to the public, the release said

The Commissioners Dec. 30 and Jan. 6 public meetings will be streamed live on the county’s Facebook page.

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