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COVID -19 Limited Services Available at Douglas County

Posted: 03/17/2020

Author: Julie Anderson

Category: Departments

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The Douglas County Board of Commissioners met Tuesday, March 17 and made several decisions to respond responsibly to COVID- 19 and the social distancing guidelines currently in place.  Board members and those attending the meeting had the opportunity to call in or use a web feature. This helped ensure everyone was six feet apart.

The board voted that department heads within the county will be allowed to enact temporary service delivery changes during this pandemic. The expectation is staff will continue to work, exterior doors to the public will remain open and residents’ needs will be met. Some service counters may be temporarily closed. The public will be given notice of any closures through signage in the buildings, local media, social media and digital billboards.

Current impacts:   


The Douglas County Library will offer curbside pickup for cardholders beginning Monday, March 23. Order your materials online or call the library to request books, DVDs, etc. Schedule your pickup time by phone. For more details, go to the library's facebook page or website.  

Pope/Douglas Solid Waste

 The following services/facilities will be restricted and/or closed – until further notice.

  • • Household Hazardous Waste Facility and related services
  • • Reuse Room and related services
  • • Administrative Office and related services
  • • Confidential Burn Programs for household and business
  • • Community Events & Zero Waste Programs and related services
  • • Green Warriors program and related services


Services and/or facilities – remaining open until further notice.

  • • Recycling Drop Off Center and related services
  • • Waste-to-Energy Facility – contracted haulers
  • • Special Burn Programs (Specialty Burns)


Limited assistance will be available at the Recycling Drop Off Center to maintain social distancing of 6 feet between site visitor and Recycling Attendant.

To reduce employee risk, do not visit the Recycling Drop Off Center if you are experiencing any symptoms of Covid-19 or other contagions.

Unsolicited sales or vendors will be restricted.

To stay informed on this evolving situation (including closures, restrictions and openings), like ‘Pope/Douglas Solid Waste Management – Recycle Center’, visit or 320/763-9340.

Veterans Service Office

There will be a temporary interruption to in-person service at the Douglas County Veterans Service Office effective Tuesday, March 17. All services will be completed through mail and electronic means until further notice.


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