Danbury court closes because of coronavirus case
DANBURY — The Danbury courthouse closed Wednesday after an employee in the clerk’s office tested positive for the coronavirus.
“The courthouse was immediately closed for comprehensive cleaning and sanitization,” Chief Court Administrator Patrick L. Carroll III said in a statement.
Carroll has decided to keep the courthouse closed until further notice based on the “very low flow of business” over the past three days.
Beginning Thursday, Carroll will transfer all cases that would otherwise be handled in the Danbury courthouse to the Waterbury Courthouse at 400 Grand St. That transfer is in effect until further notice.
Danbury States Attorney Stephen Sedensky III said he has been in communication with Waterbury State’s Attorney Maureen Platt and, at least for now, her staff will handle the Danbury cases temporarily transferred there.
“It’s not a major disruption given we were handling a limited number of cases with a skeleton crew.” Sedensky said in a statement. “The tough part is that another office will be handling our work at least for this week.”
He said they’ll reevaluate at the end of the week.
“I feel badly for the employee who tested positive and hope they make a speedy recovery,” Sedensky said.