Monroe, GA – On Thursday, July 2, 2020, Walton County’s EMA Director Carl Morrow met an Infectious Control Team (ICT) from A Troop, 1st Squadron, 108th Cavalry, led by Captain Sam Jerome to assist in sterilizing and cleaning public buildings in Walton County. This comes in the wake of the death Wednesday of Alcovy Judicial Circuit Court Superior Court Judge Horace Johnson, Jr. after he and Chief Superior Court Judge John Ott had tested positive for COVID-19.
“The Georgia National Guard has been providing ICT support since April to help suppress COVID-19 in the state. We appreciate their service in helping to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 across the state of Georgia and helping Walton County keep our citizens and employees safe during this time,” Walton County officials reported in a press release.
Officials say that at this time there is no reason to believe that those conducting business at the Walton County Government Building have been exposed but the Georgia Department of Health will be conducting contact tracing for those who tested positive. Anyone who may have been in contact with those individuals will be notified. In the meantime, the Walton County offices have been closed until Monday, July 6 and the courts will remain closed until July 15.
If anyone has any questions or concerns regarding this matter, please contact the Public Information Officer Patrice Broughton at 770-267-1979 or EMA Director Carl Morrow at 770-267-1336.