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Multiple County of Mendocino Offices Still Closed Due to Cal/OSHA Pandemic Protocols

The following is a press release issued by the County of Mendocino:

As of today, June 15, 2021, the Mendocino County Elected Officials and Department Heads are authorized to continue to close their departments to the public, as the most appropriate means of protecting the health of their employees while still providing essential public services. Cal/OSHA regulates the safety requirements for the Mendocino County workplace and has not lifted the current requirement for masking and social distancing regardless of vaccination status or the state reopening. Further guidance by Cal/OSHA is anticipated after June 17, 2021.

Below are the office closures as of Tuesday, June 15, 2021 at 12:00 p.m.:

AgricultureLimited public access/by appointment.
Air QualityOpen for both appointments and walk in with masks and social distancing guidelines are still in effect.
Animal Care Services – UkiahLimited public access/by appointment.Limited volunteers allowed at this time.
Animal Care Services – Fort BraggLimited public access/by appointment.Limited volunteers allowed at this time.
Assessor/Clerk-RecorderLimited public access/by appointment.
Auditor-ControllerLimited public access/by appointment.
Child Support ServicesLimited public access.
County CounselClosed to public.
Cultural Services AgencyLibrary Branches are open 6 hours daily from Tuesday through Saturday:The Bookmobile is open according to the COVID schedule with limited capacity while the windows and doors can remain open.Curbside pickup at all Library Branches is available upon request for those who don’t want to wear masks or enter the libraryMendocino County Museum – open 10:00 am – 5:00 pm Wed – Fri, and 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm Sat & SunAll visitors to the Library Branches, the Bookmobile, and the Museum are required to wear masks and social distancing is requested.
District AttorneyCurrently open for all services.
Executive OfficeLimited public access/by appointment.
Health & Human Services Agency(HHSA)All HHSA reception areas have limited public access/by appointment.
Human ResourcesLimited public access/by appointment.
Retirement AssociationLimited public access/by appointment.
Planning & Building ServicesPublic counter is closed except for appointments arranged by telephone or e-mail for essential services.Public can schedule an appointment, call, e-mail or mail applications and documents for processing.
ProbationFront doors will be open to the public. Only essential or legally mandated appointments will be allowed into the Department Lobby.Non-essential appointments will be handled by telephone as much as possible.The Willits office is not accepting appointments inside the office, however is open via appointment outside.Fort Bragg office is subject to the Ten Mile Courthouse protocols.
Public DefenderCurrently open for all services.
Sheriff-CoronerMain office in Ukiah is closed to public. Staff are working in the office. Customers can use the night lobby phone to reach staff, who will determine if services can be provided.Fort Bragg office is closed to the public.
TransportationOpen to the public “curbside” by appointment, arranged by phone or email from 8:00 am – 4:30pm, Monday – Friday.Appointments conducted outside Department of Transportation buildings implementing COVID-19 mitigations.Lobby drop in – drop off of mail & plans.
Treasurer/Tax CollectorCurrently open for all services.
UC Cooperative ExtensionClosed.

For more information, please contact the Mendocino County Executive Office at (707) 463-4441 or



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Matt LaFever
Matt LaFever
I like to think of myself as a journalist for the everyman. Journalism has become a craft practiced largely by the urban elite. It’s time to take it back. I have been an Emerald Triangle resident since 2006 and this is year ten in Mendocino County. Please, email me at if you know a story that needs to be told.

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