County government offices in Benton County will re-open to the public on Tuesday, May 26.
The offices were closed to visitors for nine weeks in an effort to slow the spread of the coronavirus. Members of the public are requested to continue conducting business online or over the phone when possible.
Those who must visit will be required to wear a face mask and will have to provide contact info so that the county can conduct contact tracing in the case of possible exposure. The county will provide disposable face coverings to people who don't have one.
“Although the doors to our County buildings are open to the public we do have limited staffing, and limited space in some of our lobbies," said Benton County administrator Joe Kerby in a press release. "We encourage calling before arriving so appointments can be set up if necessary."