Certain Santa Cruz County buildings will close to the public, except by appointment, beginning Monday, Nov. 30, 2020 as officials ramp up efforts to slow the spread of COVID-19. 

Below is a list of closures. 

2150 North Congress Drive 

Departments at this site – the Assessor, Recorder, Treasurer, Public Fiduciary, School Superintendent, Emergency Management, Public Works, Information Technology, Finance, Board of Supervisors, County Attorney, Health department, and Community Development. 

2170 North Congress Drive 

Sheriff’s Office 

1368 North Hohokam Drive 

Animal Control 

610 North Morley Ave 

Arizona @Work 

“As part of our ongoing efforts to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, the decision was made to close all Administrative offices at Santa Cruz County to the general public. Our emergency proclamation ensures that every County Department will continue to provide services to all of our constituents. I would direct all of our residents and partners to visit our website at www.santacruzcountyaz.gov for more information. We urge everyone to err on the side of caution and adhere to the social-distancing and hygiene protocols as indicated by the Arizona Department of Health Services,” stated Supervisor Bruce Bracker, Chairman of the Board of Supervisors for Santa Cruz County. 

Jeff Terrell, Health Services Director, said, “Closing of the County Building and only allowing appointments will help prevent community spread of the COVID-19 virus. Each member of the community can do their part by actively social distancing themselves.” 

The closing will have no effect on public safety as staff and officers will continue working. 

Sheriff Tony Estrada said, “due to the current outbreak of the COVID-19, we are putting the safety of our citizens and employees first. We are closing the lobby to the public to minimize the risk of spreading the virus. All 911 operations will continue as usual and patrols will continue 24/7. Inmate visitations continue to be halted. 

The public is encouraged to call, 761-7869 in advance, if they feel it is necessary to setup an appointment with the sheriff’s department. In the event of an emergency, the public is directed to call 9-1-1.”