HENRY COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE
Monday, March 14, 2020
Meeting held on COVID-19
On Saturday, March 14, 2020 at 1:30 p.m. Presiding Commissioner Jim Stone called a meeting with other community leaders and health care professionals to discuss the COVID-19 virus. Leaders from the City of Clinton as well as Henry County Government, Henry County Health Department, Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS), the State Courts systems, Henry County Emergency Management, and local emergency law enforcement and fire responders met to discuss an action plan to keep our community safe. DHSS was able to provide information about the recent presumptive positive test of a Henry County resident, which has assisted local authorities make more definitive plans to help protect the community.
Several plans are being formalized, especially with our Municipal and State Courts to continue operations and defendants to appear in court to process their cases. Clinton Municipal Court will NOT be in session this coming Tuesday, March 17, 2020, and future court operations will be announced by the Municipal Court, later next week. The State Courts will be implementing several procedures as defendants enter the courthouse over next several weeks.
Prevention still remains the best protection for all citizens. Wash hands frequently, use hand sanitizer, cough/sneeze into your elbow, avoid large crowds and stay 5-6 feet away from other people when possible and refrain from touching your face as much as possible.
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