Long Lines at Courthouse Wednesday After Reopening

Long lines and 90 degree temperatures made for some irritated folks yesterday as the Russell County Courthouse re-opened to the public.

County Judge-Executive Gary Robertson announced recently that the courthouse would re-open yesterday after being closed for several weeks due to COVID-19 precautions in place.   Under the “Healthy at Work” Guidelines,  persons entering the courthouse must enter thru the front door only, and all persons must have their temperature taken prior to entry and complete a short questionnaire. 

The biggest concern yesterday among those present seemed to be only one person per office at a time.   WJRS NEWS talked with several persons who said the long lines in front of the courthouse, standing in temperatures in excess of 90 degrees while waiting to get inside, were unbearable.   Most all of those talked with were there for business at the county clerk’s office.

According to Robertson, all county offices will also do business by phone, email, or by appointment.