MENDOCINO Co., 4/4/20 — Mendocino County departments, along with a number of county and local agencies, have significantly reduced or eliminated their open public walk-in hours, as well as their staff, to reduce the spread of the novel coronavirus during the pandemic. In addition, there have been changes to adult and elder care services, as walk-in appointments have ended and senior centers have closed, although there essential services and support resources still available.
Information about individual county departments and the courts is compiled below. You can also check the current status of individual departments at the county’s website or the county’s COVID-19 information page, or try contacting the individual department by phone or email. Individual departments determined their own staffing levels and available services, Mendocino County CEO Carmel Angelo has stated, and may be subject to change depending on the current pandemic situation.
For adult and aging services, more information is included below. Senior Centers around the county have also been coordinating ways to support their members and other elders; check your local senior center to see how you can help or receive some help.
County department and agency closures:
|Agriculture||Public counter will be closed. Customers should call for assistance. Essential permits will still be issued.|
|Air Quality||Public counter will be closed.|
|Animal Care Services – Ukiah||Closed to public, with staff working in the office.No volunteers allowed at this time.|
|Animal Care Services – Fort Bragg||Closed to public, with staff working in the office.No volunteers allowed at this time.|
|Assessor/Clerk-Recorder||Public counter open, however only providing essential services at this time:recordings; certifying elections; issuance of marriage licenses to County residences only (no ceremonies).|
|Auditor-Controller||Counter closed to public and departments.|
|Child Support Services||Closed to public.|
|County Counsel||Closed to public.|
|Cultural Services Agency||All library branches and services are closed. Staff is available to answer patron questions over the phone at branches and assist with online resources, from 10am – 5pm, Monday – Friday.Museum is closed.|
|District Attorney||Currently open for all services.|
|Executive Office||Closed to public.|
|Health & Human Services Agency(HHSA)||All HHSA reception areas will be closed to the general public.|
|Human Resources||Closed to public.Staff working in the office.|
|Retirement Association||Office is closed.|
|Planning & Building Services||Public counter is closed except for appointments arranged by telephone or e-mail for essential services.Public can call, e-mail or mail applications and documents for processing.|
|Probation||Front doors will be open to the public.Only essential or legally mandated appointments will be allowed into the Department.Non-essential appointments will be handled by telephone as much as possible.|
|Public Defender||Currently open for all services.|
|Sheriff-Coroner||Main office in Ukiah is closed to public.Staff are working in the office.Customers can use the night lobby phone to reach staff, who will determine if services can be provided.Fort Bragg office is closed to the public.|
|Transportation||Closed to the public except by appointment arranged by phone or email.|
|Treasurer/Tax Collector||Currently open for all services.|
|UC Cooperative Extension||Closed|
Announcement about adult and aging services:
Adult and Aging Services Maintains Essential Services
Walk-in Services are suspended
The following essential program services are available by contacting Adult and Aging Services at 707-463-7900 or toll free at (877) 327-1799:
In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS), Adult Protective Services (APS), General Assistance, Veterans Services and Public Guardian
In order to comply with the Public Health Officer’s most recent order, the Mendocino County Adult and Aging Services Offices have temporarily suspended walk-in services. All essential services will continue to be provided and available to those individuals needing to apply. You may contact our office to reach a representative of the programs mentioned above to receive assistance with your needs.
If you do not have family, friends or a provider able to assist you with an immediate need such as; food, water, medications or transportation, please contact us. If you suspect Elder or Dependent Adult abuse, please call our office or Fax a completed report to 707-467-5886. Report forms are available online at this link.