Tuesday December 22, 2020

COVID-19 contact tracing forces Tuesday and Wednesday closure of Cabarrus Courthouse

The Cabarrus County Courthouse will be closed Tuesday December 22 and Wednesday December 23 as a result of a number of courthouse employees testing positive for COVID-19. The decision to close the courthouse was made after consultation with the Cabarrus Heath Alliance (CHA), Cabarrus County’s public health authority. In addition to those testing positive, a number of others will have to quarantine due to potential exposure.

Domestic violence cases scheduled for December 23 will be continued until December 30. All other civil cases scheduled for this week will be rescheduled by the district court judges’ office. Anyone seeking an ex parte domestic violence protection order should seek relief at the Magistrates’ Office. District court criminal cases will also be rescheduled or addressed by a magistrate.

The Magistrates’ Office, which is located in the Sheriff’s Administrative Building, will remain open.

Courthouse staff and CHA are notifying those who have been identified as a close contact through contact tracing. CHA is informing close contacts of precautionary steps to follow, including a 14-day self-isolation.

Officials from Cabarrus County Government, which manages the Courthouse facilities, will perform a deep cleaning of the Courthouse following government sanitation guidelines.

Anyone who believes they are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 should contact their primary care provider. If you do not have a primary care provider, call the CHA Health Information Line at 704-920-1213.

For information on local COVID-19 resources, including health data and testing sites, visit http://www.cabarrushealth.org/592/COVID-19-Community-testing-Information.

All Cabarrus County residents should continue to follow the 3W’s:

  • Wear – a face covering when you’re around others and social distancing is not possible
  • Wait – at least six-feet apart when standing in line
  • Wash – your hands frequently, and for at least 20 seconds with soap and water.

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