TUPELO, Miss. (WTVA) -- The Lee County Courthouse is still closed Wednesday after county leaders hoped to return to normal business.
Chancery Clerk Bill Benson said he is waiting for the test results to come back on the rest of their employees.
“We’re still waiting on test results from employees at the tax collector’s office,” Benson said. “As soon as those return and he has enough negatives to be able to go back to work.”
People were showing up at the courthouse a couple at a time Wednesday needing to do things such as pay their car tags. They were dismayed to find the building still closed.
It closed this past Monday after one of its employees tested positive for the coronavirus. Since then, people have had to take care of their business by mail, online, or through the drop box outside the courthouse.
Benson said hopefully the courthouse will be open Thursday or Friday.
He said a team professionally cleaned the entire building Tuesday from floor to ceiling. He added he appreciates the public’s understanding during this time.
“We just appreciate the public’s patience in working with this. It’s tough on everybody, on the employees who are nervous, and it’s tough on the general public who is nervous also,” Benson said. “We want to make sure everybody is safe before we open back up.”
Benson said people should call the courthouse before going there to make sure they are open.