The Kane County Clerk’s Offices in Geneva and Aurora have now fully reopened to the public.
The offices had only been operating by appointment only to limit the amount of people in the office at one time because of social distancing recommendations, according to a news release from Kane County Clerk John A. Cunningham. Appointments are no longer needed for in-person service.
“We appreciate the patience of the public throughout this public health emergency,” Cunningham stated in the release. “During the past year, we have done our best to provide critical services while taking precautions to protect the health of our valued customers and staff. We look forward to re-opening and welcoming the public back into the office without appointments. We will continue to follow health and safety protocols as we always have to ensure you have a pleasant and safe experience at our office.”
Health and safety protocols include temperature scanning and hand sanitizing machines at the entrance to the building. The public is encouraged to wear a face covering when inside the office, and social distancing markers on the floor will indicate safe distances for those waiting for service. If crowds form and make social distancing impossible, individuals might be asked to wait outside or in their vehicles until being served, the release stated.
“In recent weeks, we have seen a significant increase in appointment requests, and demand is now outpacing appointment slots,” Cunningham stated. “As we look optimistically toward a return to normal this summer and fall, we have seen an increased demand for marriage licenses and passports. We also expect an increased demand for copies of birth records with the REAL ID deadline coming up in October and with the beginning of school registration for next fall.”
The County Clerk’s website also provides opportunities for the public to order copies of birth, death, and marriage records and other documents online or by mail, as well as information and links to all departments within the Clerk’s Office.
Source: The Daily Chronicle