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YPSO courthouse deputy tests positive for the coronavirus; 2 other deputies, 1 civilian employee self-quarantine

York-Poquoson Courthouse

A York-Poquoson Sheriff’s deputy assigned at the York-Poquoson Courthouse has tested positive for the coronavirus (COVID-19).

Officials on Sunday said the deputy left work March 25 and has not returned to work since then.

The deputy was given the coronavirus test on March 26 – the positive result was received Saturday.

“The deputy did not need to be hospitalized but was self-quarantined and has made a full recovery at home, according to a news release from the sheriff’s office. “The deputy is still quarantined for another four days and will not return to work without clearance from a medical professional. “

Officials said two other courthouse deputies and a civilian employee, who have had similar symptoms, have self-quarantined.

It remains unclear if they were tested for the coronavirus.

The courthouse will be closed on Monday to allow for a thorough cleaning, officials said.

As of Sunday, James City County has 117 cases, Newport News has 51, Hampton has 40, York County has 20, Williamsburg has 12 and Poquoson has 3, according to the Virginia Department of Health’s website.

There are 2,637 positive cases and 51 deaths statewide. At least eight people from the Peninsula Health District and one person from the Hampton Heath District have died from the coronavirus.

The Peninsula Health District covers Newport News, Poquoson, Williamsburg, James City County and York County. The Hampton Health District covers Hampton.

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Alexa Doiron is a multimedia reporter for WYDaily. She graduated from Roanoke College and is currently working on a master’s degree in English at Virginia Commonwealth University. Alexa was born and raised in Williamsburg and enjoys writing stories about local flair. She began her career in journalism at the Warhill High School newspaper and, eight years later, still loves it. After working as a news editor in Blacksburg, Va., Alexa missed Williamsburg and decided to come back home. In her free time, she enjoys reading Jane Austen and playing with her puppy, Poe. Alexa can be reached at alexa@localvoicemedia.com.

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