The Cumberland County Commissioners recently voted to temporarily furlough 156 county employees, effective, April 26. Due to the effects of COVID-19, and reduced operations, staffing will be limited to personnel necessary to support required and mandated county functions, as determined by the commissioners, president judge, elected officials and department heads.
County officials have been carefully monitoring operations for more than a month with a core staff of personnel. County commissioners worked with each department to gather information on how many employees were needed to sustain county government. Employees working in the Cumberland County Prison, Claremont Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Coroner’s Office and the Department of Public Safety are not affected by the reduction in staff because of their 24/7 essential operations.