MELBOURNE, Ark. (KAIT) - The Izard County Courthouse in Melbourne announced Monday via Facebook that it would extend its closure into August after several employees tested positive for COVID-19.
In a Facebook post Monday, the county announced the three employees have tested positive, and that they would remain closed until August 2, unless more cases come to light.
The courthouse was closed until July 27, after an employee there tested positive for COVID-19, according to county officials.
According to a post on the Izard County Office of Emergency Management Facebook page, the county has had six positive cases reported as of July 22.
“One of these cases include a fellow employee here at the courthouse and we are praying that they have a fast recovery,” the post noted. “As for the rest of the staff, we have all been tested this morning and, as of now, none of my fellow employees are showing any signs/symptoms of the virus. The only employee with direct contact has been tested and is in self-isolation.”
Region 8 News will more details as they become available.