UPDATE: Martin County Courthouse reopened after cleaning for potential COVID-19 exposure
County officials say a potential COVID-19 positive individual was in the courthouse Wednesday morning.
MARTIN COUNTY, N.C. (WITN) - The Martin County Courthouse reopened at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday after closing earlier in the morning to clean after a visitor was believed to have COVID-19.
Martin County Manager David Bone tells WITN that a person appearing to be having some health difficulties notified courthouse staff that he tested positive for COVID-19. He was taken by ambulance to the hospital and the courthouse was closed.
Bone says they found out from public health officials that this person had tested positive weeks ago and that he had already been cleared.
The county cleaned the building before reopening.
Court cases were suspended for the day and will resume tomorrow.
The Martin County Courthouse is closed for cleaning after a potential COVID-19 positive individual was inside on Wednesday morning.
County officials say they worked with public health officials and will not let anyone in the courthouse until cleaning has been finished.
Once the cleaning has been finished, it will be re-opened to the public.
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