The Fulton County clerk of courts has closed the county’s real estate records/deed room after a visitor was found to have tested positive for COVID-19.
The judiciary is a meeting place for people all over Fulton, making it a public place susceptible to spreading the coronavirus.
The room is described on the court website as the “home of real estate, military discharge, trade names and other recorded instruments dating back to the early 1800s.”
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The office of Cathelene “Tina” Robinson announced the closure Monday, saying it would last until Thursday because that will mark 14 days since the customer last was in the room.
Chief deputy clerk and spokesman Nick Cotten said they found out about the positive test on Monday.
“On March 11, the customer began exhibiting flu-like symptoms and later confirmed that they were a carrier of the coronavirus after a positive testing,” according to the annoucement.
Robinson said last week that a “drastic employee shortage” is part of why she was discouraged anyone from coming to the courts unless they must.
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