By Faye Gaston
The Bullock County Commission held a called meeting on May 29, 2020, to discuss the further closing of the Courthouse and the sanitizing of the Courthouse offices and county jail. Chairman Alonza Ellis, Jr. presided over the meeting.
EMA (Emergency Management Agency) Director, Ray Scott had requested the meeting and addressed the seriousness of COVID-19 in Bullock County.
Twelve folks associated with courthouse business expressed their opinions. Brandon Morgan, a representative of a professional cleaning service, Express Maids, offered its services to sanitize the courthouse.
He said that Express Maids has the approval of the CDC (Center for Disease Control) and had cleaned numerous business buildings.
As a result, he was on the agenda for the regular monthly meeting of the County Commission of June 8, 2020. At that meeting, the Commission voted to hire this service.
On Saturday, June 13, 2020, Express Maids sanitized the Bullock County Courthouse, County Jail, County Commission office, and the Richard Stone Complex.
An Express Maids representative made this statement, "As we are in the midst of COVID-19 we are faced with new challenges and new CDC guidelines that we have to abide by.
"We at Express Maids use the best defense possible, our disinfectant fog machine can spray our disinfectant anywhere from 2 feet to 8 feet at our discretion.
"Our technique is being used in restaurants, barbershops, and other public buildings.
"Fogging is a great way to avoid cross country contamination and the movement of bacteria from one place to another.
"This step is a great way to protect the public in high traffic areas, and also gives people reassurance knowing that you took the extra precautions needed for their safety."