Please ensure Javascript is enabled for purposes of website accessibility
Home / News in Brief / Judge tests positive for virus

Judge tests positive for virus

A Salem judge has tested positive for COVID-19.

Juvenile and Domestic Relations Judge Hilary Griffith told The Roanoke Times she was tested July 14 after experiencing symptoms the day before.

The Salem courthouse was closed for a day for cleaning and sterilization efforts and Griffith will stay at home for the time being, the paper reported.

The news of Griffith’s infection came a day after her husband, U.S. Rep. Morgan Griffith, R-9th, announced that he had tested positive for COVID-19. The couples’ children have tested negative, the judge told the paper.

An employee at the Roanoke County courthouse also tested positive, according to an announcement from the Salem/Roanoke County Bar Association. That facility was cleaned and sterilized, the announcement said.

The courthouse in Smyth County was closed for three days, through July 17, after positive COVID-19 tests of four employees, according to a post on the state court system website.

Brunswick County Combined District Courts, also closed, was to reopen July 20, an announcement said.