County Clerk's Office closed due to COVID-19

Tuesday, June 1, 2021

The Putnam County Clerk's Office was closed Monday and will remain so until further notice.

Putnam County Commissioners Rick Woodall and Tom Helmer told the Banner Graphic the closure is due to a positive COVID-19 test for one of the employees.

Other employees of the office are now working from home to quarantine.

One employee who was not present on Friday, when the possible exposure occurred, is present to take phone calls.

The closure is for an undetermined length of time as Clerk Heather Gilbert seeks guidance from the Putnam County Health Department.

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  • I’m not sure why this wasn’t reported in the BG last week, but Putnam County was raised from blue advisory to yellow last Wednesday. Not heading in the right direction.

    -- Posted by Koios on Tue, Jun 1, 2021, at 3:01 PM
  • Koios - Because too many prefer to pretend it isn't happening.

    -- Posted by unbiased on Tue, Jun 1, 2021, at 5:35 PM
  • hmmmmm

    -- Posted by beg on Tue, Jun 1, 2021, at 8:39 PM
  • If you looked at the data over the last several weeks and how the score and the color of the county is determined you would realize that Putnam County has been flirting with becoming a yellow county since at least mid-May and now we are just barely yellow. Therefore, I would say we have been a "green" county for many weeks (a combination of blue and yellow). Our most recent "7-day positivity rate" is 5.63% and the prior week it was 4.77%. The 5% level is what is making the difference between being a blue and yellow county. I don't regard this as hardly something too concerning or newsworthy.

    -- Posted by gustave&zelma on Wed, Jun 2, 2021, at 10:20 AM
  • This was bound to happen. People are starting to get lax about taking precautions because they think the crisis is over. Between not wearing masks and not getting vaccinated I can see the cases starting to increase.

    -- Posted by Queen53 on Wed, Jun 2, 2021, at 11:46 AM
  • Still an awful lot of people fretting over a virus that rarely has any negative effect on healthy people under age 70. I guess all it takes is one case in a public office to get people worked up again.

    -- Posted by techphcy on Wed, Jun 2, 2021, at 6:02 PM
  • I’d call the 90,000+ US deaths of 50-64 year olds a pretty negative effect, it’s aa shame you do not.

    -- Posted by Koios on Wed, Jun 2, 2021, at 6:28 PM
  • My healthy 40 year old friend was hospitalized after getting Covid-19, 90K+ US deaths. If you're still downplaying Covid you're an idiot.

    -- Posted by BJCP96 on Wed, Jun 2, 2021, at 8:31 PM
  • The only idiots are those who refuse to read between the lines and can’t view the forest for the trees. They are followers who thrive off every word of fake news CNN, MSNBC broadcasts via direction from government officials who have deep ties to these organizations.

    -- Posted by JohnMule82 on Thu, Jun 3, 2021, at 3:06 PM
  • I’m not sure what’s more laughable, those that watch CNN and MSNBC, or those that watch Fox, OAN, and/or Newsmax (who by the way still has Sydney Powell on now and again, lol).

    -- Posted by Koios on Thu, Jun 3, 2021, at 6:00 PM
  • I said “rarely” and “healthy”. Of course there will be fringe cases in lower age brackets. Of course overweight smokers age 50-64 died. Stop taking fringe examples and examples of unhealthy people dying and trying to apply them to the population at large. The very clear fact is that most healthy people under age 70 in the US were never in any danger from Covid and never will be.

    -- Posted by techphcy on Thu, Jun 3, 2021, at 6:23 PM
  • 90,000+ 50-64 year old people dead is not a “fringe example”. Also, bold of you to assume they were all “overweight smokers”.

    -- Posted by Koios on Thu, Jun 3, 2021, at 6:32 PM
  • -- Posted by techphcy on Fri, Jun 4, 2021, at 10:27 PM
  • Read this part, assuming you actually read the paper. “ We considered data from publicly reported situational reports of countries and US states or major cities that had already been major epicenters of the pandemic as of late April, 2020; thus epidemic waves are likely to be mostly completed almost two months later (by mid-June, 2020).”

    This data is more than a year old, pretty early in this pandemic. Nice try cherry picking one article and calling it science. It doesn’t work that way, but I don’t expect you to understand that.

    -- Posted by Koios on Fri, Jun 4, 2021, at 11:51 PM
  • Actual science? Having a career for over 20 years that processes numerical data on a daily basis, I understand scientific data quite well. I am also fully aware that data can be skewed deliberately to make the “data” present the “facts” in any way I choose. Science and data are only as accurate as the individual collecting, processing and presenting it. With that said, I am not overly confident in the COVID 19 scientific data that has been presented to the public. There is most certainly something far more sinister behind the COVID 19 illness.

    -- Posted by JohnMule82 on Sat, Jun 5, 2021, at 12:32 AM
  • Sure, I “cherry picked” the only study that actually discussed Covid mortality in those with preexisting conditions (and overwhelmingly showed that those under 65 who died had significant underlying causes). No further studies on that? Hmm, maybe there’s a reason why someone would want those results suppressed?

    Stop trying to make everyone as scared as you are. It won’t work anymore.

    -- Posted by techphcy on Sat, Jun 5, 2021, at 2:22 PM
  • I’m not scared, I’m fully vaccinated. Unfortunately until more are vaccinated this virus is going to stick around. I guess we can thank QAnon and it’s sheeple followers for that.

    -- Posted by Koios on Sat, Jun 5, 2021, at 3:14 PM
  • "Having a career for over 20 years that processes numerical data on a daily basis, I understand scientific data quite well." Hahahahahahaha, that's gotta go into the Banner Graphic comments section greatest hits.

    -- Posted by BJCP96 on Sat, Jun 5, 2021, at 3:51 PM
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