ROCKFORD, Ill. (WTVO) — A Winnebago County Judge, who sat on cases June 29th through July 2nd, has tested positive for COVID-19.

According to Chief Judge Eugune Doherty, the judge was on the bench in Courtroom 315 of the Winnebago County Courthouse on June 29 – July 2nd, and presided in Bond Court on Tuesday, June 30th in Courtroom B of the Winnebago County Criminal Justice Center.

Individuals in offices and who had court that day have been notified of their exposure, officials said.

Additionally, officials said the courthouses have undergone a deep cleaning.

Chief Judge Doherty stated that “situations of this nature are, unfortunately, impossible to prevent, but the Circuit is taking all reasonable measures to ensure the safety of employees, attorneys, the public, and all others within our buildings.”


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