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MOUNT VERNON - The Knox County Commissioners announce the reopening of the Knox County Service Center at 117 East High Street in Mount Vernon to the public. Offices such as Jobs and Family Services, the Board of Elections, and the Regional Planning Office will be accessible for public business beginning at 8 am on Monday, May 4.

Additional sites opening include Knox County Animal Shelter, Veteran Services Office, Soil and Water Conservation District, Knox County Water & Wastewater, and the Knox County Courthouse.

Even as the county offices reopen, the threat of COVID-19 remains a reality, and Knox County is dedicated to protecting both the public and county employees. As such, the public is strongly encouraged to do business remotely as much as is possible. Many services can be conducted online, via telephone, or by email. See the Knox County website at for each department’s available services and contact information.

If business absolutely must be conducted in person, be aware that the county will be taking precautions for the safety of all in the building. County employees will be wearing masks, and plexiglass dividers will be installed in certain locations. The public is likewise asked to take all necessary steps to protect themselves and others, including wearing face masks, maintaining 6 feet of social distance, and practicing normal sanitization routines while in county buildings.

The commissioners continue to monitor the COVID-19 situation as restrictions ease throughout the state. New information on the county’s COVID-19 response will be distributed via Knox County’s website, Twitter, and Facebook pages as it becomes available.

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