Summers County Commission is asking public to limit access to courthouse

SUMMERS COUNTY, WV (WOAY) – The Summers County Commission is taking proactive approaches to address the serious public health risks presented by the spread of Coronavirus, or COVID-19.

In response to the ongoing Coronavirus outbreak, the Summers County Commission is, effective immediately, asking the public to limit access to the Courthouse to visits for only essential business or services.  The commission is encouraging the public to call first the desired county service office or visit the county website at https://www.summerscountywv.gov/ to determine if the business can be conducted telephonically or online before visiting the Courthouse in person.  Summers County Courthouse will remain open to the public during normal hours, Monday to Friday, from 8:30 am until 4:30 pm.

The Summers County Judicial Annex, housing Summers County Magistrate Court and Family Court, and the Summers County Circuit Court, located in the Courthouse, fall under the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals that has issued an administrative order which is attached hereto and is self-explanatory, regarding COVID-19.

The commission will continue to actively engage with the Governor’s Office, as well as our county health department, emergency services, and law enforcement, to make informed decisions.  This plan will be re-evaluated regularly and may change if necessary.

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