Concerns over COVID-19 lead to changes at Nueces County Courthouse

Posted at 12:36 PM, Jun 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-23 13:48:38-04

CORPUS CHRISTI, TEXAS — Concerns over the local increase in Coronavirus cases has led to some changes at several offices at the Nueces County Courthouse.

Employees with the Nueces County District Clerk's office are working from home. According to District Clerk Anne Lorentzen, one of her employees tested positive for the virus and some employees had family members who tested positive as well. So, she made the decision to have employees work remotely starting June 19th.

The office has left instruction at the window for anyone who has to make copies of court documents.

The office also has someone available daily from 3pm to 5 pm to process emergency court orders. They will process protective orders and orders involving children.

Lorentzen said Nueces County has deep cleaned the offices and employees will return on Monday, July 6, 2020.

Meanwhile, the Nueces County District Attorney's Office announced that due to concerns of the high numbers of Covid-19 cases, starting today, its offices will be open to the public on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Employees are still available to answer questions over the phone and email during regular business hours.

Public Relations Officer Joshua Hunter also stated the D.A.'s office began requiring all visitors to wear face masks on June 17, 2020.