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Caldwell County DA's office closed after employee contracts COVID-19

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CALDWELL COUNTY — The Caldwell County District Attorney’s Office has been closed after an employee tested positive for COVID-19.

Court settings in Caldwell County were closed Thursday, and the employee and other staff members of the D.A.’s office were sent home to begin quarantine procedures, a news release from the office says.

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The Caldwell County Health Department and the Administrative Office of the Courts in Raleigh were notified about the exposure. Maintenance staff members at the Caldwell County Courthouse already have started the deep-cleaning procedure in the office.

All office employees are required to be tested for COVID-19 on Monday, per guidelines of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and District Attorney Scott Reilly. Quarantine of those employees will continue after the testing, per CDC guidelines, the release said.

Court proceedings in Caldwell County will continue with assistant district attorneys from Burke and Catawba counties handling courtroom duties in the absence of Caldwell staff members.

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