Griffin: Courthouse to reopen Monday

Pictured above, from left: Assessor Diane Tucker, Treasurer Bob Treadway, County Clerk Tracey Mitchell, Collector Paul Albert, and Circuit Clerk Greg Wallis.

The Independence County Courthouse and annex will reopen Monday, May 18 with restrictions as provided by the Arkansas Supreme Court Phase One building entry guidelines, Arkansas Department of Health recommendations, and state directives, County Judge Robert Griffin said in a Thursday press release.

There will be a limit on the number of people allowed in at one time, the release noted. Temperatures will be taken before allowing entrance. A face covering will be required, and masks will be provided for those who do not have a mask. The judge also asks that no more people in a family enter than needed to complete business.

Safety measures for employees have also been completed, Griffin said in the release, and he also sent a “big thank you” to Mayor Joey Parks of Cushman for his help in the project.

“I had secured N95 masks, gloves, thermal thermometers, barriers, and hand sanitizers, but Mayor Parks built even better protection for our staff members at his business,” said Griffin in the release. “FutureFuel supplied us with gallons of sanitizers for free.”


“This is going to be a new experience, but we’re anxious to return to a new normal. Please cooperate with our door staff in this time of changes,” Griffin said in the release.

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