Harlan County Courthouse closed to in-person traffic on Monday
HARLAN COUNTY, Ky. (WYMT) -
Updated: 11/25 6:00 p.m.
Harlan County Judge Executive Dan Mosely said in a Facebook post that another employee at the Harlan County Courthouse tested positive for COVID-19.
The courthouse is closed until Monday, November 30th due to the Thanksgiving holiday.
Additional details regarding office operations next week will be provided Sunday.
Updated 11/23 5:20 p.m.
Harlan County Judge-Executive Dan Mosley told WYMT today that while the county clerk’s office with remain closed until next week, the courthouse will re-open to the public tomorrow.
“The courthouse will re-open to the public on Tuesday, but the county clerk’s office will remain closed the rest of the week,” Mosley said.
The building is undergoing extensive cleaning procedures today, with the custodial crew focusing on the clerk’s office along with the most populated areas of the building.
“The custodial staff today is focused on thoroughly cleaning the county clerk’s office and also focusing on the frequently touched areas in the building,” Mosley said.
Mosley also says that he can sense that the pandemic is affecting the community, but that some hope is right around the corner.
“Every day the sun goes down, we’re one day closer to a vaccine and getting this over with,” Mosley said. “We’ve got to get through it with as many of our loved ones still in place as we had when this thing started.”
On Sunday, Mosley posted on Facebook that the Harlan County Courthouse will close on Monday.
In the post, Judge-Executive Mosley said the courthouse is closing because of a positive COVID-19 case at the Harlan County Clerk’s office.
The county clerk’s office will be completely closed on Monday for deep cleaning with no staff present. Other offices in the courthouse will be available for phone calls and provide services to community members remotely.
Officials with The Harlan County Health Department said if you visited the county clerk’s office on Thursday, November 19th or Friday, November 20th, you should monitor for COVID-19 symptoms.
Judge-Executive Mosley said he will provide a detailed weekly update on Monday.
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