Covid considerations prompt Westmoreland tax place of work to near Monday


The tax office environment in the Westmoreland County Courthouse intricate was closed Monday for the reason that of coronavirus problems.

“We have no favourable cases,” reported Alexis Bevan, the county’s human resources director.

The tax business is on the very first flooring of the Greensburg courthouse annex building on Pennsylvania Avenue and was locked Monday morning after a staffer noted to do the job with opportunity covid-19 signs and symptoms. Employees associates have been despatched property, and a cleansing crew was brought in.

Bevan said the business is predicted to reopen Tuesday.

Monday’s closure was the to start with at the courthouse in months. All through the earlier 18 months, courthouse offices had to be shuttered for days at a time following workers examined favourable for the coronavirus. Those people closures had ended by this spring after the coronavirus vaccine turned extra popular.

And whilst coronavirus scenarios have elevated throughout the previous thirty day period — together with in Westmoreland County, the place the CDC suggests there is now sizeable unfold — county leaders so much have taken no action to again impose security actions place in position very last yr.

Masks are not essential to enter the courthouse, even as the CDC has issued new guidelines that known as for encounter coverings for the two the vaccinated and unvaccinated in regions with sizeable virus distribute.

Few employees and guests at the courthouse on Monday wore masks as hundreds arrived into the making for the to start with day of the legal demo term, when jury assortment commenced in several instances. Plastic boundaries have been eliminated, and social distancing in courtrooms was primarily deserted this summer season.

Westmoreland governing administration workforce are not needed to report their vaccination standing to the county.

Rich Cholodofsky is a Tribune-Evaluation employees writer. You can get hold of Prosperous at 724-830-6293, rcholodofsky@triblive.com or by way of Twitter .