Covid-19 Cases Close County Courthouse

Warren county is increasing the amount of covid cases rapidly. It is affecting local hospitals and the county government. The county courthouse had to close because one of the employees in the clerk’s office tested positive for covid-19. It closed Wednesday and will remain closed until Monday. In the vehicle area the clerk’s office is closed until November 18th so the people who had direct exposure to the positive covid-19 case can quarantine. The Warren Fiscal Court returned to in-person meetings in July, but after four months they will be going virtually. Warren County Judge-Executive Mike Buchanan said in an email announcing the closure. “We deeply regret the necessity of this action. However, this action is required in the interest of public health and safety and for the protection of the office staff and all Warren County citizens.” 

The announcement comes at a time when COVID-19 cases are on the rise across Kentucky, leading to 80 of the state’s 120 counties being classified as “red zone” counties this week based on the past week’s average daily cases per 100,000 population. In his daily news briefing in Frankfort, Gov. Andy Beshear on Thursday reported more than 2,000 new COVID-19 cases statewide and 20 more virus-related deaths. “This is far, far too many cases,” he said.