Inclement Weather

Washington County provides a wide array of services many of which must be staffed during inclement weather and other emergent events. These services include law enforcement, road operations, emergency management, support services emergency-related functions and the operation of 24-hour facilities such as the jail, corrections center, animal shelter and juvenile shelter. In support of these employees and essential functions relied upon by the public, the County follows its Inclement Weather Policy and Procedures whereby County buildings generally remain open as scheduled. This web page is intended to provide status updates and policy guidance to employees and their supervisors about the County's approach toward current or potential weather events.

Situation Updates

County buildings open on schedule Friday, Sept. 18

Release date: 09/18/2020
All county facilities are returning to their usual schedules today after multiple days of closure due to wildfire smoke.

County buildings to remain closed Tuesday, Sept. 15

Release date: 09/14/2020
All county facilities will be closed to the public Tuesday, September 15, due to poor air quality throughout the region. Public safety, many Support Services functions and emergency response operations will continue.


Staying Informed

Official word about the status of County facilities will be provided on the County website, as well as: