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Courthouse Shuts its Doors

Hardeman County shut the door of its courthouse on Tuesday after it was someone who had contact with someone who has been tested positive for COVID-19 was in the Hardeman County Courthouse on Monday, March 30. County officials declined to identify the person, citing privacy concerns.
The county had operated with the doors locked and services being given to those who needed it by phone or email by employees in the past weeks, but in light of the possibility of contact and a potential spreading of the illness among courthouse workers, the courthouse doors were locked and an initial re-opening date of April 9 was set by Hardeman County Mayor Jimmy Sain.
The person in question would be the second case in the county, if confirmed. Earlier this week, Hardeman County Mayor Jimmy Sain confirmed a case, but he himself was not given details by medical personnel, citing HIPPA laws.