York County District Attorney Dave Sunday tests positive for COVID-19

Logan Hullinger
York Dispatch
York County District Attorney Dave Sunday discusses the, "Report of the York County Investigating Grand Jury into the April 9, 2018 death of Everett Palmer Jr.," at the York County Administrative Center in York City, Tuesday, March 2, 2021. Dawn J. Sagert photo

York County District Attorney Dave Sunday has tested positive for COVID-19, he said in a Friday statement on Facebook.

Sunday developed minor symptoms this past weekend and immediately quarantined himself, he said. He received a positive test result on Thursday, and he has not worked in the office since Friday, March 26, he said.

"I am currently recovering in isolation at home and feel reasonably well," he said. "I will continue to quarantine until permitted to return to work in accordance with the guidance of my physician."

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Sunday's announcement comes two days after the Domestic Relations office in the York County Judicial Center closed because of COVID-19 cases.

Like Sunday, the affected employees last worked in the judicial center on March 26.

The number of employees testing positive is unclear, but they had been observing health and safety guidelines while working with the public and employees in other departments, according to the Administrative Office of Pennsylvania Courts. 

"Unfortunately, that same discipline was not maintained by some of the affected employees while working within the confines of their second floor office, which apparently resulted in employee-to-employee transmission of the virus," according to the statement.

As of Saturday, 39,993 COVID-19 cases and 752 deaths have been linked to the disease in York County.

More COVID-19 cases: Also last week, York County Clerk of Courts Dan Byrnes alerted the public to a positive COVID-19 test of an employee in his office.

He said the employee received a positive test result on Thursday and had last worked in the judicial center on March 25 as a precautionary measure.

The worker had no contact with the public, including before becoming symptomatic, Byrnes said.

He said his office continues to follow CDC guidelines, including working remotely when possible, following social distancing guidelines, sterilizing surfaces daily, wearing masks and taking other measures.

On Tuesday, the Administrative Office of Pennsylvania Courts announced that three judicial-center employees had tested positive for COVID-19 and had last worked there on March 26.

All three had followed required health and safety guidelines, including using personal protective equipment and following social-distancing measures when interacting with the public and co-workers, according to the AOPC.

At this point, there's no indication the public was exposed to any of the three employees, the AOPC said.

— Logan Hullinger can be reached at lhullinger@yorkdispatch.com or via Twitter at @LoganHullYD. Reporter Liz Evans Scolforo contributed to this report.