Lebanon County’s computer systems were taken offline this afternoon after it became known that the network had been affected by a computer virus.
According to a press release from County Administrator Jamie Wolgemuth, the decision to disconnect the network from the Internet was made out of an abundance of caution.
“Anyone doing business with the County online or seeking online services is asked to be patient while the issues is being remedied,” said Wolgemuth in the release.
911 services were said to not be affected.
According to County Commissioner Jo Ellen Litz on Facebook, “Jamie will issue additional press releases as we learn more or erase the virus.” Litz confirmed in her post that email systems have also come down as a result of shutting off Internet access to the county system.
LebTown has reached out to the County seeking additional information and will update this article as we learn more.
Update Friday 11:00am
The City of Lebanon announced that the virus has caused its telephone service to also be taken out of use. In the meantime, residents are advised to call 717-273-6711 and ignore the message that indicates extensions cannot be reached at this time. Instead, dial the following extensions:
- Administration: Ext. 2407
- Accounts & Finance: Ext. 2413
- Public Works/Public Safety: Ext. 2453
The Police Department has a separate telephone line for administrative purposes at 717-272-6611. 911 service continues to be unaffected.