Mercer County Courthouse and Animal Shelter closed to prevent the spread of coronavirus

MERCER COUNTY, WV (WOAY) – The Mercer County Commission has been monitoring the situation with the Coronavirus carefully and, in the interest of public safety, the Mercer County Courthouse and County facilities (Annex, Memorial Building, Animal Shelter, Glenwood Park) will be closed to the general public tomorrow, March 17th.

County Courts will operate on a modified schedule as authorized by the West Virginia Supreme Court, and Family Court WILL hear domestic violence cases as scheduled.   Magistrates are mandated to hear emergent cases.

Courthouse staff will report to work as usual.

The Commission will have a meeting tomorrow with elected officials to create a comprehensive strategy to deal with courthouse staffing and service to our constituents.

As recommended by the CDC, we are asking the public to use caution and avoid contact with crowds and gatherings over 10 persons.

Please stay tuned for more information.

If you need clarification, please call 304-487-8306, or you can email at

Mercer County Commission.

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