Alva Review-Courier -

Woods County Courthouse closes to public


November 13, 2020

Marione Martin

Steve Foster, Woods County Courthouse maintenance director, watches workmen installing a base for the dropoff box in the foreground. The box is available outside the sheriff's office on the east side of the courthouse.

After Woods County positive cases of coronavirus spiked Monday at 70, the Woods County commissioners called an emergency meeting Tuesday morning. After being locked down in the spring, the courthouse has relaxed some of the rules allowing more access although all entry doors but one remained locked.

The commissioners don't believe they ever removed the emergency designation from the county, but they renewed it in a motion and vote just to be sure.

Commissioners Randy McMurphy, David Hamil and John Smiley then voted to approve closing the courthouse to the public until further notice. County...

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