Webster Co. Courthouse Closing to In-Person Traffic as Hospitals Reach Capacity

Webster County Judge-Executive Stephen R Henry says the county's courthouse is closing to in-person traffic due to rapidly increasing COVID-19 cases in the county with hospitals at/nearing capacity.

Posted: Nov 17, 2020 2:41 PM
Updated: Nov 17, 2020 2:54 PM

Webster County Judge-Executive Stephen R Henry said Tuesday that the Webster County Courthouse would be closing to in-person traffic due to the county's rapidly-increasing number of positive COVID-19 cases.

Judge-Executive Henry cited several factors in the decision to close the county courthouse to normal foot traffic.

Related Link: Record Number of New COVID-19 Cases, Deaths, Reported in West Kentucky

"Webster County currently has 116 active cases in Webster County. Our cases continue to rapidly increase. Even though several people are symptom-free, we have many that are needing hospital stays. Our hospitals are at or close to capacity," explained Judge-Executive Henry. "Under this situation, we feel it is in the best interest to close the courthouse to normal foot traffic beginning Thursday, November 19th."

With the closure of the courthouse on Nov. 19, Judge-Executive Henry is asking the public to use mail or the dropbox located at the rear of the courthouse when possible.

Though in his Tuesday announcement Judge-Executive Henry said the courthouse would be closed to in-person traffic as of Nov. 19, no date as to when in-person services at the courthouse would resume was announced.

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