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Possible case of COVID-19 prompts 3-day closure of Jefferson County DMV


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The following is a news release from Jefferson County.

RIGBY – The Jefferson County Department of Motor Vehicles will be closed from March 16 through March 19, due to a probable case of COVID-19 among DMV employees.

An employee developed symptoms while at work and learned of a positive test result in a close family member. The employee was sent home, and the workstation was sanitized immediately. In accordance with the decision tree, a guideline published by Eastern Idaho Public Health District to assist with decision making in these matters, the remainder of the department’s employees must isolate for ten days. (Seven days if they produce a negative test result at the end of this week.)

“Although it is painful to close the department, the safety of the public is the most important thing to us,” Assessor Jessica Roach says.

Additional closures may be necessary, depending on additional COVID cases in the department.

The public is encouraged to complete vehicle registration online when possible.