Vernon County to open buildings Monday

LA CROSSE, Wis. (WKBT) — Vernon County will begin to open county buildings Monday to make them accessible to the public during regular office hours.

Vernon County officials strongly encourage people to conduct business with county departments via phone and email when possible.

Those who need to meet with a county department are urged to call ahead and make an appointment, which will allow staff members to serve them in the most safe and efficient way possible.

Those who walk in for serve will need to plan for additional time for added health and safety precautions.

All individuals will be required to wear face coverings while in the county buildings, and county staff will be screening all individuals for COVID-19 symptoms. Officials will be actively monitoring the spread over the coming weeks, and will re-evaluate the building access if needed.

Information on specific departments can be found at

Some county offices and the nursing facility, Vernon Manor, are not safety equipped at this time for full public access, and may require an appointment for service or have additional visitation guidelines as required by the state.