COVID-19 closures at MVC cost agency 100+ workdays

Closures complicate an already-fraught situation

From the first Motor Vehicle Commission closure back in July to the recent run of MVC center shutdowns due to staffers testing positive for COVID-19, more than 100 agency workdays have been lost. Most closures have occurred in October as the number of coronavirus cases climb statewide. And that means long lines and backlogged business at agencies that remain open.

No cases of COVID-19 have been contact traced to any specific agency, which suggests MVC staffers are caught up in a growing community spread of the virus. During the pandemic, a lot of routine MVC transactions have been moved online and deadlines extended. Senior Correspondent Brenda Flanagan reports.