Edmonson Voice Staff Report:
The Edmonson County Clerk's Office has announced they will be closed Saturday, November 14, 2020 and also on Monday, November 16th and Tuesday, November 17th as a result of receiving notification from the Barren River Health Department of a positive COVID-19 case in their office.
"Anyone that has been in our office knows, based upon the layout of our desks and with our new glass partitions that we try to practice social distancing," said County Clerk Kevin Alexander. "Plus, we've had a hand sanitizer for years for public use as well. Yet, despite our best efforts, sometimes these things happen" said County Clerk Kevin M. Alexander. "We need to err on the side of caution, and make sure we get everything deep cleaned and sanitized before having the public come back in."
Alexander said that they have seen a very busy season in the County Clerk's office, with completion of the 2020 General Election this past week. After reopening to foot traffic in the office in early July, Alexander said they have been fortunate to not have this happen already.
"We see a tremendous amount of people, handle a lot of paperwork, and travel the same paths daily that many others do," he said.
For now, plans are for the office to reopen on Wednesday, November 18, 2020, Alexander said.
"We want to be open and able to take care of our citizens, and we realize being closed is difficult for the public. Our responsibility is to make sure this is a safe environment for both the people that walk in and out our doors and the people that work here."