So the courthouse is on partial lockdown – “access beyond the guard line limited” – the McCaysville courthouse is closed, and Tri-State is operating only from the drive-thru.
Here’s a cheery article from the Guardian (no pay wall):
Basically, humans are increasingly penetrating areas that were previously wild. Many of these areas are places with great biodiversity. By doing so, we, “shake loose” viruses that have not been encountered before. And … they need a host. We’re also increasingly encountering animals that we have not encountered before. The famous “species barrier” isn’t working so good anymore, as many, if not all, of these new diseases have come from other species.