Panola County Courthouse reopens following temporary closure due to COVID-19 cases

Employee tests positive along with spouse of other employee
Panola County is now home the most confirmed cases of COVID-19 in East Texas.
Panola County is now home the most confirmed cases of COVID-19 in East Texas.(KLTV)
Updated: Jul. 29, 2020 at 10:37 AM CDT
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CARTHAGE, Texas (KLTV) - The Panola County Courthouse has reopened to the public after being temporarily closed due to cases of COVID-19.

According to Panola County Judge Lee Ann Jones, entrances will be open on the 1st floor only. Temperatures will also taken and masks are required to enter the building.


The Panola County Courthouse is temporarily closing due to cases of COVID-19, according to Panola County Judge Lee Ann Jones.

“We have an employee who has tested positive for the COVID-19 virus and that office has closed and employees are being quarantined,” Jones said.

According to Jones, another courthouse employee’s spouse has also tested positive. The employee has been sent home to be quarantined and that office is also currently closed to the public.

“This is to let you know that effective immediately the courthouse will be closed to the public,” Jones said. “Entrance will be by bottom doors and by appointment only.”

Jones apologized for the inconvenience, saying the closure is for safety and welfare of employees who are still on the job.

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