County Judge: Social distancing is key as business moves forward

POCAHONTAS – As Randolph County is yet to have a reported case of COVID-19 as Wednesday morning, Judge David Jansen says social distancing is more important than ever to help keep county citizens healthy and safe.

“We’re blessed right now that we don’t have a reported case in Randolph County but we’ve got our head in the sand if we think that we’re not going to get one,” said Jansen Tuesday. “It’s coming and I’ve tried to preach that to our employees. We can do everything here right, but when you get off work and run over to Walmart and socialize, then you could have that ability to take it home to your family or bring it to work. We’ve got to eat, I understand that. We’ve got to get gas. We’ve just got to change the way we’ve always done things. And that’s hard. It’s hard on me to get used to it. It’s hard on everybody.”

Jansen noted while the health and safety of local citizens is of the utmost importance, the County will continue to provide continued service to its citizens. Jansen announced Tuesday afternoon that the courthouse would be locking its doors to the public starting Wednesday (March 25) but will remain fully open to serve people’s needs. Jansen is encouraging people to do their business online or by telephone if at all possible.





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