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Another York County Judicial Center worker tests positive for COVID-19

Liz Evans Scolforo
York Dispatch
A COVID-19 particle is pictured in this image provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC/TNS)

Another employee who works in the York County Judicial Center has tested positive for the virus that causes COVID-19, according to the Administrative Office of Pennsylvania Courts.

The AOPC sent out a news release Thursday about the latest case.

"The employee last worked in the judicial center on Tuesday, November 10 and as required, adhered to health and safety guidelines including the use of personal protective equipment and social distancing when interacting with coworkers and the public," the news release states.

Anyone who might have been potentially exposed to the infected employee will be notified by public health officials, according to the AOPC, which said contact-tracing efforts have just started.

At this point there's no indication that any member of the public was exposed to that worker, the news release states.

The areas where the employee had physical contact will be cleaned, the AOPC said.

A number of judicial center employees and visitors still remove or pull down their face masks after entering the building, despite York County President Judge Joseph C. Adams' order requiring masks be worn in public areas by both employees and citizens.

His emergency judicial order, which runs through March 31, limits in-person access and proceedings and allows "advanced communication technologies" such as Zoom for certain court hearings.

Adams' order also states:

"All persons must wear face masks at all times in all areas of the building directly accessible to members of the public, while elected officials may establish their own protocols regarding the wearing of masks by employees within areas of their respective departments not directly accessible to members of the public."

— Reach senior crime reporter Liz Evans Scolforo at levans@yorkdispatch.com or on Twitter at @LizScolforoYD.

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