Courthouse employees positive with COVID-19 worked on 1st floor

Texas
Coronavirus Disease 2019 Graphic. (U.S. Air Force Graphic by Rosario "Charo" Gutierrez)

TEXARKANA — The two Miller County courthouse employees who tested positive for COVID-19 worked on the first floor, the Miller County Judges Office said Monday.

“The two cases are confined to the first floor where the majority of public interactions occur,” said Judge Cathy Harrison.

According to the judges office, all precautions are being taken to continually clean and disinfect all areas of the building. Additionally, after consultation with physicians and emergency management, the decision was made to close the courthouse on Monday and Tuesday of this week. The judges office also indicated that future closing consideration will be made at a later time.

Currently, the courthouse is undergoing cleaning and disinfecting.

Anyone with business with the circuit court judges is asked to call those judges’ offices directly for further instructions.

The Miller County emergency management office reminds all citizens of Miller County to continue practice sanitary habits, including hand washing, social distancing, and staying home if one doesn’t feel well in order to not expose others.

According to the Associated Press as of Monday morning, the Arkansas Department of Health reported 15,561 coronavirus cases and 255 deaths. The department believes the number to be higher given that some people may not have been tested and people can be infected and not feel sick.

10,456 people in Arkansas have recovered from the novel virus.