The Lincoln County Courthouse in Hamlin will be closed for at least 14 days due to possible exposures to COVID-19.
According to a news release from the Lincoln County Commission Monday, employees from two separate offices in the building have possibly been exposed to the virus.
The release said that the courthouse will be closed for a minimum of 14 days to make sure that all exposed employees do not develop symptoms of COVID-19. During this time, the West Virginia National Guard will also decontaminate the building.
The release also said that all exposed employees will be tested at five days, and then again at seven days, after the last known exposure to any potentially ill employees.
Commissioners said that any employees who develop signs or symptoms of the virus are required to report them to their supervisor immediately. Also, all employees who reported symptoms are required to submit a COVID-19 test before returning to work.