CLARENVILLE, N.L. — Clarenville provincial courthouse has shut its doors effective today, Tuesday, March 24, due to possible third-party exposure of a staff member to COVID-19.
In a release issued by the Newfoundland and Labrador Director of Court Services, it says the courthouse is closed to the public as a precautionary measure until further notice.
Director Joanne Turner told The Packet the exposure did not occur at work.
She says the staff member came into contact with an individual who had associated with someone who tested positive for COVID-19.
The risk is low, she says, but they’re not taking any chances and being proactively cautious.
The staff member was directed to self-isolate.
With limited staff at the location, Turner says a decision was made to close the building.
She said no members of the public were potentially exposed to the worker.
She adds court matters can still proceed virtually and service itself will be maintained.
For inquiries contact Clarenville Provincial Court at 466-2635.