Tallahatchie County courthouses in Charleston and Sumner, as well as the off-site county tax assessor's office in Sumner, are closed today, Friday, Jan. 22, to disinfect for COVID-19, according to a report.
It is the third time since the pandemic began that the courthouses have shut down for at least one day due to a confirmed case of coronavirus among staff.
Twice before, the closures were due to positive COVID-19 tests among workers in the circuit clerk's office.
The latest incident reportedly arises from the positive test of an asymptomatic employee of the tax assessor's office.
During those previous closures, the affected county facilities were cleaned with the use of a sanitizing fogger machine before reopening to the public.