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Mathews County declares local emergency; offices closed to public

Mathews County has declared a local emergency in response to the coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak. Public access to all Mathews County offices and buildings has been suspended from Monday, March 16 through Sunday, March 29.

In a press release, County Administrator Mindy Conner said that the action was taken as a precautionary security measure to “allow for the full powers of government to deal effectively with the emergency.” Covid-19 is a public health threat “of sufficient severity and magnitude to warrant coordinated local government action to prevent or alleviate potential hardship or suffering,” she said.

The offices affected are County Administration, Building Official, Registrar, Treasurer, Commissioner of the Revenue, and Mathews Memorial Library. The Sheriff’s Office is available to the public for emergencies only.

As of Monday, Mathews County courts remained open, including court sessions.

County staff will be available to conduct business by phone at or email. Updates will be posted on the county website,