Wood County Courthouse closed to public

PARKERSBURG – County officials closed the Wood County Courthouse to public traffic this morning.

People needing services can call in and ask questions or make an appointment as county offices will continue to be open to do business.

In an emergency meeting this morning, the commission voted unanimously to close the courthouse and the Black Annex to foot traffic as the first case of COVID-19 was confirmed in Wood County on Tuesday.

Commission President Blair Couch said people should conduct any business they can over the phone, via email or through traditional mail service to limit possible exposure to people working at the county offices.

“If necessary, they can call the respective office and make an appointment or resolve the issue over the phone,” he said.

The courts, the Circuit Clerk’s office and the Prosecutor’s office are remaining open to continue their work on court cases, but precautions are being taken at each to limit possible exposure.


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