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Access to some county offices may be even further restricted in the coming days if Henry County’s COVID-19 cases continue to rise.

Henry County Commissioner Glenn Miller Thursday told members of the Henry County OSU Extension that a future meeting between the two parties may be held by Zoom rather than in person.

“The numbers are starting to creep up,” Miller said, adding it’s not unexpected considering the holidays were recently completed.

“They’re just gradually coming, so we may just stop access — you know, we’re limiting access right now, you have to be buzzed in (to the county offices in the Oakwood Plaza),” Miller said.

He added the commissioners also plan on sending out a memo to employees and others reminding them to wear masks when not alone in the office and to take other precautions. The memo will be sent to all county offices, as well as those who rent county office space.

Miller said access to the Hahn Center would still continue on a limited basis, including a mask requirement and a maximum number of people allowed in at one time.

He also said the memo will contain a reminder to county employees on parking.

“We’ve had some complaints about parking in front of the Hahn Center, along the Hahn Center, on the north side of the courthouse,” Miller said.

“There’s ample parking down past The Henry County Bank, there’s parking just down past the courthouse on Perry Street at a city parking lot,” Miller said. “It’s not that we don’t have room to park, we have plenty of spaces to park, we just don’t want to walk half a block or so.”

He said the problem has been building for a couple of years.

“I know it’s convenient to park in front or along the side, but we need to be cognizant of our clients coming in (to county buildings),” Miller said.

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I started at the Northwest Signal in 1994 and became editor in 2004. I graduated from Bowling Green State University in 1994.

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