Due to a small outbreak of COVID-19, the Vance County Courthouse is closed and will be closed Thursday, November 19 and Friday, November 20, 2020.
The Vance County Clerk of Court, the Hon. Henry Gupton, told WIZS News that two or three positive COVID tests have occurred, both in folks who work in or around the courthouse and the courtrooms and in those who appear in court.
Gupton said the Granville-Vance Public Health Department suggested the closing and a thorough cleaning.
There will be no court this Thursday and Friday. Gupton said he would be at the courthouse himself and a dropbox would be available outside for emergency filings.
Gupton said he wants to be there to help people; he wants everyone to know what is going on and that additional information would be available soon.
None of this news story should be used in any manner to make decisions beyond this week. Gupton will issue additional information as needed.
All indications at this time of publication are that the courthouse will be open next week.