Dade County Executive Ted Rumley informed the public at the July 30 weekly update that the Dade County Clerk Superior Court closed its office to the public on July 30 and 31 in response to possible COVID-19 exposure.
Clerk of Superior and Juvenile Courts Kathy Page said that a citizen believed to have COVID-19 came into the office a few weeks ago. Afraid that the individual may have been in contact with other citizens that were coming into the office, Page contacted Chief Judge Kristina Cook Graham, who suggested the office close.
Page said one employee from the office went to be tested for COVID-19 on July 30. The results are expected to return later this week or early next week.
“[The county] went in [on July 30] and did a complete makeover of the office,” Rumley said.
Evan Stone from KWN News Now said that the Walker County Courthouse closed until Aug. 3 due to an employee testing positive for COVID-19.
Dade County Sheriff’s Office Public Information Officer Chad Payne said that more information will be available in the coming weeks.