County Courthouse offices busy despite limited access

POCAHONTAS – Randolph County Judge David Jansen said in the May 14 monthly Quorum Court meeting that courthouse offices are busier than ever despite the doors being locked during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Jansen noted he doesn’t have a timeline yet as to when the courthouse will open but that the safety of the citizens and employees is the top priority.

“We’re open for business here at the courthouse,” said Jansen. “And for some reason, my office is busier than it’s ever been. Ms. Wise’s (Circuit Clerk Debbie Wise) office is busier than it’s ever been. I think everybody’s business is. We’re just covered up and I wanted to assure the Quorum Court that just because our doors are locked, while we have limited access, we are open for business and I think it has worked well. I do not have a date yet.”

Jansen said the court system will be opening back up soon but there will be many requirements and guideline in place, such as each individual being screened before entering and having their temperature taken.






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