Three county employees working at the Macoupin County Courthouse in Carlinville were exposed to COVID-19 after coming in close contact with a person who has since tested positive for the coronavirus, the Macoupin County Public Health Department (MCPHD) announced on Wednesday, May 6.
No courthouse employee has tested positive for COVID-19 but all employees were alerted to the situation by MCPHD and arrangements were made for the facility to be disinfected by a professional cleaning service while enhanced cleaning procedures are ongoing.
The person who tested positive for COVID-19 is not an employee of the county but was there for business purposes on the afternoons of Thursday, April 30 and Friday, May 1.
The Macoupin County Courthouse has been offering limited services since March 16 and is continuing to work closely with MCPHD to implement a variety of additional precautions and safety measures in order to help slow the spread of COVID-19. Steps previously taken have brought the daily foot traffic into the building from 150 to 200 people a day before March 16, to 10 people a day on average in the month of April.
Anyone entering the building is screened by Court Security and is required to wear a mask inside the building.