Sunday, December 10, 2023

Two more YPSO courthouse deputies and a civilian employee test positive for the coronavirus

(York-Poquoson Courthouse)

Two other York-Poquoson Sheriff’s deputies and a civilian employee assigned at the York-Poquoson Courthouse have tested positive for the coronavirus (COVID-19).

The York-Poquoson Sheriff’s Office made the announcement Monday.

This after a deputy, also assigned at the courthouse, tested positive Saturday — bringing the total number to four positive cases.

The two deputies had previously been quarantined at home while awaiting their results. All four will not return to work without clearance from a medical professional, officials said.

The courthouse was closed for thorough cleaning Monday in accordance with guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The courthouse will reopen Tuesday, officials said.

As of Monday, James City County has 118 positive cases of the coronavirus , Newport News has 54, Hampton has 41, York County has 21, Williamsburg has 13 and Poquoson has 3, according to the Virginia Department of Health’s website.

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


Alexa Doiron
Alexa Doiron
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

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