More government offices in Chattooga County hit by COVID-19 closures

Staff photo by John Rawlston/ The Chattooga County Courthouse in downtown Summerville, Georgia, shown here, will work with "limited access until further notice," as will the annex.

Days after the Chattooga County Courthouse Annex was closed due to at least two positive COVID-19 cases, more public buildings have been closed due to the coronavirus in Summerville, Georgia, and the surrounding area.

The main lobby of the Summerville Police Department will be closed to the public until further notice after a known exposure of COVID-19 was detected in the front office staff. The closure of the police department lobby is not expected to affect police activities. Officers will still be on call 24 hours a day and will be out on patrol as normal.

Three employees of the town of Trion also tested positive recently. City Hall in Trion will be closed for a week, but the Town Council will still meet Tuesday afternoon, officials said.

On Friday, the county announced the tag and tax office located in the Courthouse Annex would be closed until further notice after two employees tested positive.