1 more employee at chief judge’s office, juvenile detention center resident test positive for COVID-19

Since the pandemic began, 66 residents at the detention center have tested positive for COVID-19. A total of 195 chief judge’s office employees have now tested positive.

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Cook County Criminal Courts, 2601 S. California Blvd.

The Leighton Criminal Courthouse at 26th and California.

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Another employee in the Cook County chief judge’s office has tested positive for COVID-19, along with one more resident at the Juvenile Temporary Detention Center.

The employee is an adult probation officer who works at the juvenile center, Mary Wisniewski, spokeswoman for the chief judge’s office, said in a statement. The juvenile was recently admitted to the detention center.

The judge’s office has informed anyone who may have come into contact with the people who recently tested positive, Wisniewski said.

Since the pandemic began, 66 residents at the detention center and 79 staff members have tested positive for COVID-19, Wisniewski said.

A total of 195 chief judge’s office employees have tested positive, Wisniewski said.

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