Jefferson County Circuit Clerk Lafayette Woods Sr., has confirmed that at least two employees in his office in the County Courthouse have been exposed to a person who has either tested positive for COVID-19 or believed to be positive for COVID-19.

In a memo that was sent to the news media, county elected officials and others dated Thursday, Woods said his office is coordinating with health officials to notify individuals who may have been in close prolonged contact with the two employees and to implement health and safety protocols recommended by the Arkansas Department of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Woods said his office will continue to clean and disinfect the areas of the office known to have been impacted, including but not limited to common areas such as entrances, workstations and restrooms.

“While we do not believe there is a significant risk of transmission for individuals who were not in close contact with the employees, out of an abundance of caution, we are temporarily altering office hours to ensure minimum disruption of public services offered by the Office of Circuit Clerk,” Woods said in the memo,

Effective Monday, the office hours will be 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Thursday. The office will be closed on Friday.

In the event of an emergency when the office is closed, call the office at 870-541-5306.