County Road Department to shut down due to COVID-19

Jefferson County Judge Gerald Robinson is planning to shut the County Road Department down for a week after several employees tested positive for COVID-19 and more several more are expected to test positive.

Appearing on the Oldies 101.3 morning show Thursday Robinson said this.

He said six employees had tested positive from the road department so far.

Early this week, Robison shut down the courthouse and county buildings to the general public because of employees testing positive and said he would make a decision by Monday on whether the buildings will reopen after the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., holiday.

Robinson also talked about the number of recent deaths in the county attributed to the coronavirus.