October 29, 2020

Sheriff’s deputy tests positive for COVID-19

A York-Poquoson Sheriff’s Office deputy who works in the courthouse has tested positive for COVID-19, according to a Facebook post from the office.

The deputy left work March 25 and has not returned to work since then. The deputy was tested March 26, and results were just received April 4, the post stated.

“The deputy did not need to be hospitalized but was self-quarantined and has made a full recovery at home,” the post stated.

“The deputy is still quarantined for another four days and will not return to work without clearance from a medical professional,” the post continued.

The post also said there may be other employees who have COVID-19.

“At this time we have two other courthouse deputies and one civilian courthouse employee who have had similar symptoms and self-quarantined as well.”

The York-Poquoson Courthouse will be closed April 6 to allow for a thorough cleaning, the post stated.