With Iowa Governor Reynold’s emergency COVID-19 declaration ending later this month, Madison County officials are eying the period from June 1-15 as a “soft re-opening” date for county services. 

County treasurer’s office officials say the driver’s license station will be particularly affected, and those seeking to deal with licenses will be asked to call ahead, and staggered appointments will be made. Motorists will be asked to stay in their cars until their time slot comes up. 

“We’ll keep the doors locked and will bring people in,” county officials said.

People are being asked to wear masks and to observe social distancing guidelines – officials plan to mark the floors to establish the six-foot guideline.

Officials also announced that the annex parking lot will be re-painted and that a second handicapped parking slot will be added to the north side of the annex building.

Reporter at the Winterset Madisonian. He has also been the managing editor at the Madisonian.