Grantsburg officials have declared a state of emergency in the village and will close the village office until January.

“There has been a surge in COVID cases here,” Village President Mike Longhenry said. He added there has been an uptick in cases at his work and across the village.

“We’re seeing cases all over the place. Shutting down the office is to protect our employees,” Longhenry said.

The village board voted to declare an emergency due to COVID-19 and close the village office. The decision comes a few days after the Burnett County Government Center was shut down to the public without appointments.

The Government Center in Meenon will be closed to the public until Jan. 11 and Grantsburg will follow suit and revisit the decision at their January board meeting.