County Offices Reopen With Precautions

Porter County Government Buildings Are Open To Public With Precautions

Porter County Government buildings arel open to the public with precautions. This includes the Porter County Administration Center, Valparaiso Courthouse and both buildings at the North County Government Complex in Portage.

The Memorial Opera House and Porter County Expo Center will remain closed until further notice and public access to the Porter County Animal Shelter will remain on an appointment only basis.

Temperature screening of the public will take place at each building and anyone whose temperature exceeds CDC guidelines will not be allowed to enter. Every member of the public will be required to wear masks while inside County buildings. Citizens are encouraged to bring their own masks. There may be a limited supply of masks available to those persons who do not have one.

At the Porter County Administration Center, public access will ONLY be available through the main entrance on Indiana Avenue. There will be no public access to the building from the parking garage. 

Additionally, the County Facilities Department will continue the enhanced cleaning of the public/common areas with disinfectant and antiviral cleaning products as well as provide each department anti-viral cleaning products, as available.  Each department shall be responsible for additional cleaning of commonly used spaces and surfaces within the private workspaces.  Hand sanitizer, hand sanitizer stations, and disinfecting wipes shall be provided throughout the public/common areas of the County buildings and to each department, as available. 

County employees are required to wear masks in any public/common space within any County building, and the County highly recommends that all employees wear a face mask at all times while at work. Sneeze guards have been installed in each office that has a customer service counter. County employees shall be either behind a sneeze guard or wear a mask when dealing with a citizen.

You can also access County services WITHOUT visiting our offices. FIND MORE INFORMATION HERE.