The Office of the Chief Judge has announced that four employees and two judges have tested positive for COVID-19.
One judge works at the Leighton Criminal Courthouse, while the other judge works in the Cook County Juvenile Center.
The employees include a Juvenile Probation Dept. officer who was last at work in May; an Adult Probation Dept. pretrial officer who works on the lower level of the Criminal Court Administration Building; an Official Court Reporter at the Skokie Courthouse; and a Social Service Dept. caseworker who works at 555 W. Harrison St.
For any confirmed reports of COVID-19, Human Resources personnel contact any individuals identified as having had close contact with infected persons at the workplace and potentially been exposed to the virus.
Deep cleaning of any affected areas is requested upon receipt of notice of a COVID-19 case in the workplace.
A total of 144 employees working under the auspices of the Office of the Chief Judge have tested positive for COVID-19, plus 8 judges, since the pandemic began. This is out of a total staff of about 2,600 employees, plus 400 judges. Please note that, for all cases in which an individual tested positive twice, that individual is only counted once in totals.
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