Jackson County Courthouse to Close to Residents at 7.p.m. Tomorrow Due to an Increase in COVID 19 Mitigations

The Jackson County Courthouse will only have authorized staff members inside the courthouse while votes are being tabulated because of recently implemented coronavirus mitigations. Staff members that will be allowed inside the courthouse are staff, poll watchers and media. The courthouse will be off limits to members of the public beginning at 7 p.m. on Election Day, when the polls close.  All those who are weighting to vote at that time will be able to cast their ballots. Back on October 22, 2020 Governor JB Pritzker and the Illinois Department of Public Health put in place mitigations for Region 5, including Jackson County, because of rising positivity rates of COVID 19 in the region. Officials say the decision was made to close the courthouse at 7 p.m. following several conversations with the Jackson County Health Department, the Jackson County Board and the county sheriff.

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