Another county in the state of Minnesota has declared a state of emergency because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Kandiyohi County has joined the state of Minnesota in declaring a state of emergency.

The Kandiyohi County Board of Commissioners approved the declaration at an emergency meeting Thursday. The commissioners approved closing the county Health and Human Services Building and also the County Office Building in downtown Willmar.

Officials say the declaration will remain in effect until at least April 13.