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Two coronavirus cases confirmed at Morgan County Courthouse

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Posted: Jun 8, 2020 9:56 AM
Updated: Jun 8, 2020 1:54 PM

UPDATE at 1:53 p.m. on June 8: The county now says it's been notified of two courthouse employees who tested positive for coronavirus. 

The Morgan County Commission says each employee works in a different office at the courthouse and both offices have been closed on Monday for sanitation. Satellite operations connected to one of the offices were also closed on Monday. They will reopen on Tuesday.

“We’re taking steps to make sure that all employees and visitors from the public are safe,” Long said. “Both employees will have to be in quarantine for 14 days before returning to work.”

UPDATE at 10:34 a.m. on June 8: A Morgan County Courthouse employee tested positive for coronavirus, according to Morgan County Commission Chairman Ray Long.

He said the employee works in an isolated area and not around a lot of people. They went to the hospital for surgery on something else and found out. They were asymptomatic. 

This is the first case of coronavirus confirmed at the courthouse. Officials found out about it Monday morning. Long said they will notify all employees Monday morning.

Decatur Mayor Tab Bowling said the county had its largest single day increase in cases this weekend.

Alabama Department of Public Health Administrator for the Northern District Judy Smith said coronavirus is more out and about as we are more out and about now.

FROM EARLIER:

Officials in Morgan County are holding a news conference on Monday about the coronavirus pandemic.

Speakers include Decatur Mayor Tab Bowling, Morgan County Commission Chairman Ray Long and Alabama Department of Public Health Administrator for the Northern District Judy Smith.

Stay with WAAY 31 on air and online for updates.

Find more coverage of the coronavirus pandemic here.

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