“Landlords are still filing dispossessories but our clerk is holding them,” she said. “They are not serving dispossessory petitions that they receive.”
The leaders said they also are concerned about the county’s Meals on Wheels program, which delivers food to seniors, though it was not clear if they trouble was a lack of drivers or social distancing. Turner said the program is important because it sometimes is the only contact seniors may have during the pandemic.
Clayton Fire Department Chief Landry Merkison said the county’s first responders have been well taken care of, both with personal protective equipment or PPE and efforts to make sure they don’t get sick in the line of duty. On Monday, the county hopes to begin using 19 ultraviolet sanitizing cabinets that the department built to sanitize the hard-to-find N95 face masks so that they can be reused safely.
“The citizens of this county can sleep well at night knowing that they are in very good hands,” he said.