COVID-19 restrictions limiting the number of visitors inside the Lawrence County courthouse have been lifted this week.

Commission Chairman Bobby Burch said the Lawrence County Administrative and Judicial Building returned to normal occupancy on Tuesday. Commissioners had voted in May to limit the building to 10 visitors per floor due to health orders set in place because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

He said restrictions were eased according to an Alabama Supreme Court order as well as orders from local judges.

“We will still maintain all social distancing recommendations along with the same (personal protective equipment) requirements throughout the facility, and these will be strictly enforced by court officials for those attending court,” Burch said.

As of Tuesday, the Alabama Department of Public Health reported 30,031 confirmed cases for the state and 76 confirmed cases in Lawrence County.

According to ADPH data, there were still no deaths recorded for Lawrence County as a result of the coronavirus as of Tuesday. There were 831 confirmed deaths reported for the state, with 10 more probable deaths listed.

ADPH reported 2,471 hospitalizations in Alabama since March 13 and presumed 15,974 recoveries as of Tuesday statewide.

For daily updated statistics from ADPH, visit http://www.alabamapublichealth.gov/covid19/index.html.

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