In neighboring Lawrence County, County Executive T.R. Williams closed down the county's courthouse last week after a local lawyer and a staff member tested positive for COVID-19.
The court clerk’s office reopened on Tuesday following cleaning and virus testing.
After receiving approval from the Tennessee Supreme Court to resume court hearings in-person, all courts of the state’s 22nd Judicial District, including Giles, Maury, Lawrence and Wayne counties, began operating with limited access to the courthouse, reserving access to court personnel and essential employees, those filing matters or pleadings with the court clerk or litigants and counsel for scheduled court hearings.
No more than 10 people were allowed in the county’s courtrooms at any given time and those inside the district’s courthouses must follow stringent social distancing guidelines.