Chesapeake JDR Court to reopen Monday after employee tests positive for COVID-19

Chesapeake

CHESAPEAKE, Va. (WAVY) — Chesapeake Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court confirmed July 1 that an employee tested positive for COVID-19.

As a result, the court closed Wednesday, July 1, and Thursday, July 2 for disinfecting of the building.

After July 4 weekend, the court operated with one courtroom open for in-custody criminal arraignments and bond hearings.

The clerk’s office announced on Friday that it will reopen all courtrooms and will hear all scheduled matters beginning Monday, July 13.

The court will operate under proper procedures to ensure social distancing for the safety of the public and staff. Facial coverings will still be required in the building. 

The clerk’s office will be in contact to reschedule any matters affected by the emergency closing.

Court officials said that all staff, including judges, will be required to produce a negative test result before returning to work. Officials expect that this will likely limit certain docket to arraignments, bond hearings, and protective orders.

For more information visit cityofchesapeake.net.


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