The rule that visitors are not required to give the security guard their phone number to enter the building was added to the Hardin County Courthouse entrance policy by the supervisors on Wednesday.

"It was brought to our attention that although it never said that someone would be refused for not giving a phone number, they added number 10 to our policy," Board Chairman Lance Granzow said.

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A point of clarification: The visitor logs are not available for public viewing. They are available to the Supervisors to view in the event someone raises a question regarding what information was recorded.


Perhaps if masks were required in the courthouse, contract tracing (too little, too late) might not be such an issue. The supervisors post an armed guard to protect people in the building, yet refuse to protect them from a known killer that exists here, with five deceased (so far). And yet our supervisors continue to avoid responsibility for the safety of county employees and citizens who use the building, let alone protecting poll workers and in-person voters during the election. Perhaps those who choose to not wear a mask should be the ones using the absentee ballot drop-off box. 'Personal responsibility' does not work with those who care little for the safety of others.

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