The county’s top judge has decided to reestablish the Covid-19 health screenings for entrance into the county’s three court buildings.
Senior resident superior court judge Tom Lambeth cited “the rising number of cases of Covid-19” as the reason for the resumption of the entry-level screenings.
He estimates that the procedures will be resumed by Monday, August 23.
They will take place at the Historic Court House in Court Square, as well as the Civil Courts Building and the Judge J.B. Allen, Jr. Court House, both along West Elm Street.
“We ask everyone’s continued cooperation,” Lambeth said, “as we continue to meet our Constitutional mandate to provide open courts in as safe a manner as possible.”
The Wednesday (August 11) announcement came the same day that another Covid case was identified among court personnel, the third reported since July 21.
One of the two July cases is believed to be chief district court judge Bradley Reid Allen, Sr., who it was disclosed during one court hearing was reported to have been out due to a Covid infection.