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Erwin Record: Courthouse visitors should expect temperature checks

Updated: May 29, 2020

Richard Rourk | Erwin Record | May 7, 2020

“We will do a temperature check on everyone entering the building,” Bowen said. “We first reached out to (State) Representative David Hawk, who got me in touch with Ballad Health.

From there (State) Senator Rusty Crowe brought me a no-touch thermometer and it was brought for me to use in our office. After speaking with the mayor, we decided that we would do temperature checks as everyone enters the one entrance that is open to the courthouse.”

According to Bowen, most offices, including hers, are going to only allow for a limited number of customers at a time.

“As we move forward, we will only take in two customers at a time and they will need to be wearing a mask,” Bowen said.

Bowen is thankful for everyone doing their part to keep both customers and employees safe during this pandemic.

“(Unicoi County Hospital Administrator) Eric Carroll has reached out to us and is looking to secure more thermometers, which have become scarce during this pandemic,” Bowen said.

“Senator Crowe and Representative Hawk have been so supportive in seeking out our needs and everyone is doing an excellent job of keeping a safe environment. We really appreciate the public’s understanding during these unprecedented times.”

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