The Miner County Commission has adopted a resolution implementing certain measures to be taken there to slow the community spread of the Coronavirus, or COVID-19.

In a special meeting on Thursday, Miner County Commissioners adopted a resolution that said all Miner County facilities are closed to the general public.  Miner County and Unified Judicial System offices will continue to operate and conduct business by mail, e-mail, online, by phone or by arranging to work face-to-face or in-person on a case by case basis.  

Also, effective Friday, in Miner County, all restaurants, coffee houses, bars, breweries,  clubs, cafes, and other similar places of public accommodation offering food and beverages for on-site consumption, are closed to on-site, on-sale patrons.  In the resolution,it states that these types of businesses in Miner County may continue to operate in order to provide take-out, delivery, curbside, or drive-thru service, but must implement procedures to ensure social distancing and operate in compliance with federal and state health guidance in order to prevent the spread of COVID-19.  

Miner County’s resolution also states that all recreational facilities, public pools, health clubs, athletic facilities and music or entertainment venues are directed to close and cease operations.  That also goes for casinos, bingo halls, and other similar recreational or entertainment facilities. 

There are businesses that this order by the Miner County commission does not apply to and that includes grocery and convenience stores, pharmacies, drug stores, and retail stores that offer food, as well as health care, residential care, and congregate care facilities and correctional facilities. 

The resolution states that a violation of this resolution is subject to a maximum fine of up to five-hundred dollars for each violation and/or up to 30 days imprisonment.

Miner County’s resolution