A deep-clean of Carlsbad’s Magistrate Court was ordered Dec. 7 after an employee tested positive for COVID-19.
Fifth Judicial District Court officials said the facility at 1949 South Canal Street would remain closed Dec. 8 through Dec. 10.
The court was scheduled to reopen at 8 a.m. Dec. 13 for regular business, a news release stated.
Eddy County Detention Center Warden Billy Massingill said there would be no change of services for inmates awaiting arraignment, processes which are currently done remotely.
The press release stated some Magistrate Court video hearings slated for the rest of week would continue while others would be rescheduled.
“During the closure, people can continue to file pleadings in magistrate court cases by emailing them to [email protected],” per the release.
People with questions regarding their traffic citations can call the Judiciary’s centralized call center, at 855-268-7804 or may continue to call the Magistrate Court in Carlsbad at 575-885-3218.
The Fifth Judicial District Court in Carlsbad remained open, according to the release.
Mike Smith can be reached at 575-628-5546 or by email at [email protected] or @ArgusMichae on Twitter.