The Boone County Commissioners have identified a potential vulnerability within the Boone County Courthouse regarding COVID-19 virus. A Boone County Sheriff’s Office Merit Deputy tested positive for COVID-19 after regular mandatory department-wide testing. The Merit Deputy was immediately quarantined on Saturday, May 2nd when they received results (see Boone County Sheriff’s Office press release). An individual who works at the Courthouse has had direct contact with this person and last reported to work on Monday, May 4th. As soon as the Commissioners were notified, this individual was asked to quarantine. Out of an abundance of caution, the Commissioners have elected to take the following actions: • Effective immediately, the Boone County Courthouse, Annex (also known as the Boone County Office Building), and Prosecutor’s office buildings will be closed for sanitizing measures. • The buildings may re-open at 8:00AM on Thursday, May 7th unless otherwise directed (public restrictions still apply). A third-party sanitization company has been contracted for this task. When these facilities are once again open, COVID-19 screenings will continue for the foreseeable future. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation. For media inquiries, please contact Boone County attorney Bob Clutter at (317)502-5753 or bclutter@tcmsclaw.com . For further information about COVID-19, please visit the Boone County website at boonecounty.in.gov, the Indiana State Department of Health at in.gov/coronavirus, or the CDC at coronavirus.gov.