Courthouse Entrance

Visitors to the Hardin County Courthouse in Eldora must enter the building through a vestibule on the east side of the building. The entrance is staffed by a security guard.

Not every visitor to the Hardin County Courthouse is willing to comply with a new rule requiring masks be worn inside the building.

The mandate was approved on Nov. 18, following the signing of a new public health proclamation by Gov. Kim Reynolds. The governor’s and the county’s new rules were announced after weeks of increasing cases of COVID-19, and are intended to slow spread of the disease. The state and the county have been in the White House Coronavirus Task Force’s “red zone” for more than a month, indicating high levels of community transmission of the disease. Since Nov. 1, there have been 552 new cases of COVID-19 in Hardin County.

The Nov. 25, 2020 meeting of the Hardin County Board of Supervisors in Eldora.

Courthouse Thermometer

Visitors to the Hardin County Courthouse must use this machine to scan their body temperature before they can enter the building. The precaution was put in place in the summer of 2020 to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.

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Marian Kuper

Thanks to the "member of the media" that contacted the USPS. It would appear that a simple phone call to the USPS will result in that carrier hearing from a supervisor about this. I wonder why one of the supervisors didn't just make that phone call him- or herself. I also wonder what made the supervisors think that the county attorney's involvement was needed.

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