Three Employees Test Positive for Coronavirus
- Wednesday, March 25, 2020
The Office of the Clerk of the Circuit Court of Cook County announced today that three employees have tested positive for COVID-19. The employees – one Criminal Department employee working at the Domestic Violence Courthouse, 555 W. Harrison, and two Traffic Division employees working on the lower level of the Daley Center, 50 W. Washington – did not come in contact with each other and appear to have contracted COVID-19 outside of the Clerk’s Office locations. Two of the employees are in self isolation, have not been hospitalized, and last reported for work on March 19th. The third employee is also in self-isolation, but was released today after being hospitalized on March 20th and last reported for work on March 19th.
The Clerk’s Office’s Human Resources Department has communicated with the three employees to determine who they came into contact with while they were at work prior to receiving their diagnoses. Employees who were in close contact with the three diagnosed employees have been notified to self-quarantine at home and monitor themselves for any COVID-19 symptoms for a period of 14 days. Notification regarding the affected areas is also being sent to all Clerk’s Office employees.
The areas where the three employees worked have been sanitized, and additional deep cleaning for the impacted areas is being conducted today.