HOT SPRINGS – All Fall River County government facilities are now closed to public visits including the Courthouse, Equalization office, South Annex, Sheriff Office, Jail, and Highway Department. Appointments will be arranged when face-to-face business is absolutely necessary.
County Public Information Officer Stacey Martin says the closure is until further notice, with the county commissioners reviewing the situation at all their regular meetings. Information will be posted online to fallriver.sdcounties.org, and the Facebook pages for Fall River County and the Fall River Co Sheriff.
Martin says county employees are continuing to work with services available via phone, email, mail, and online with the goal of business as usual while utilizing technology to limit in-person contact. The first step in doing business with a specific county office is to call or email
The courthouse will be accessible for scheduled appearances in Magistrate and Circuit Court. Security will be held as usual with the addition of health checks as directed
Martin says the county apologizes for any inconvenience created by the closure and appreciates the patience that everyone has already shown in this time of uncertainty.