The office has been closed to visitors since March 2020 due to COVID-19.
TALEDA, Ohio – Editor’s note: The above video was originally aired with the story in November 2021.
The Social Security Administration has reopened the agency’s office in Toledo after coronavirus precautions kept the office closed to the public for two years.
The office on Monroe Street, 4906, as well as other offices across the country reopened on Thursday.
The agency closed its office for most personal services on March 11, 2020 as a public health precaution to help stop the spread of COVID-19.
The closure has been difficult for some people who need help with social security services, including replacing lost or stolen social security cards and applying for benefits
Although the offices have reopened, agency officials continue to encourage people to first go online, call for help and make appointments.
Officials said the information is in the department website – including information on how to prepare for a meeting or the best time to visit the office – can help visitors.
The Toledo office is open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on weekdays.