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SOS offices to open for some tasks

LANSING (AP) — Michigan Secretary of State branch offices will reopen Monday by appointment only for essential transactions not available online, it was announced Thursday.

Beginning next week, all 131 branch offices in Michigan will be open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., for transactions including driver licenses and state ID transactions that must be done in-person; title transfers; operator, commercial drivers license, chauffeur, mechanic and motorcycle testing; and seasonal commercial vehicle renewal, the announcement said.

Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson said that while offices were closed to the public amid the coronavirus outbreak, her staff conducted more than 3,000 emergency appointments for essential workers “and planned and implemented protocols so that we could reopen in a way that ensures the safety of employees and all Michiganders.”