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 Anyone entering an Oakland County government building beginning Tuesday, May 26 will have their temperature checked and must wear a face covering before entering as the county begins a gradual restoration of operations that were restricted in response to the coronavirus pandemic.

 County Executive David Coulter said the health monitoring and facial covering requirements are among the more visible policies instituted in all county buildings to help ensure the safety of county employees and visitors to county buildings.

 “We believe these policies and other steps we have taken will help keep visitors to our county buildings — and our employees — safe and healthy,” Coulter said.

 Starting May 26, the county will begin a phased return to onsite services with new safety protocols in place.

 A host of modifications have been made in lobbies, waiting areas, other public spaces and offices in county buildings to ensure social distancing, including placing markings on floors and plexiglass dividers. Signs posted at building entrances alert the public and employees to the new protocols.

 The County Clerk and Register of Deeds will take appointments for such services as obtaining a marriage license or passport, as well as other services. It is best to contact the desired department for instructions.

 The county’s Department of Human Resources has created a digital COVID-19 Safety Playbook. The Playbook is available for download by cities, villages and townships to give them a framework as they prepare to reopen or expand services that were limited.

 The documents may be found at OakGov.com under Government Agencies toolkits.

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