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Belton Vehicle Registration Office closed after two employees test positive for COVID-19

CORONAVIRUS IN BELL COUNTY
Posted at 3:23 PM, Nov 12, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-12 16:23:50-05

BELTON, TX — The Belton Vehicle Registration Office has been closed to the public after two employees tested positive for COVID-19.

The location closed on Thursday, November 12. The decision came after a consultation with Dr. Amanda Robinson-Chadwell of the Bell County Public Health District and County Judge David Blackburn.

“We are just looking out for the best interest of our staff and the community,” Bell County Tax Assessor-Collector Shay Luedeke said. “We want to do everything we can to make sure everyone stays safe.”

All public appointments have been canceled through the end of the week until Monday morning. The office will be sanitized during the closure.

Other members of the Belton staff, who have reported symptoms, have been instructed to self-isolate. The closure may be extended depending on staff availability.

Officials say vehicle registration offices in Temple, Killeen and Fort Hood remain open.