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Randolph Courthouse closed for week

ELKINS — The Randolph County Commission has once again decided to temporarily close the Randolph County Courthouse because of difficulties created by the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Due to the rising number of COVID-19 cases within the courthouse and also the amount of community spread throughout the county, the county commission has decided to close the courthouse to the public for the next week,” Commission President Mark Scott told The Inter-Mountain Saturday.

“People will still be able to get ahold of staff, we will have staff working within the courthouse to answer phones and inquiries,” Scott said. “People can contact the various offices by phone if they have any questions.”

The Commission also closed courthouse property twice last year due to COVID-19 concerns.

Commissioners voted during an emergency meeting on March 23, 2020 to close the courthouse and its annexes to the public in order to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus.

On Oct. 8, 2020, the Randolph-Elkins Health Department said an official outbreak of the coronavirus had occurred at the Randolph County Courthouse, and county officials said four employees in the same department had tested positive. Commissioners decided that day to temporarily close the James F. Cain Courthouse Annex and to clean and disinfect the courthouse buildings.

Contact information for courthouse offices includes:

The Randolph County Commission office at 304-636-2057.

The county clerk’s office at 304-636-0543.

The assessor’s office at 304-636-2114.

The sheriff’s tax office at 304-636-2100.

The prosecuting attorney’s office at 304-636-2053.

The sheriff’s law enforcement office at 304-636-2111.

The Office of Emergency Management at 304-636-0483.

The circuit clerk’s office at 304-636-2765.

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