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COVID hits Lafayette courts

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Posted at 1:47 PM, Jul 08, 2020

A Lafayette City Court judge and other courthouse employees in the area are in quarantine recovering from coronavirus, our media partners at The Advocate report.

Lafayette City Court Judge Douglas Saloom suffered a mild case that has sidelined him for a week and a half. Six employees in 15th Judicial District Attorney Keith Stutes’ office have also tested positive, along with two employees in the Public Defender’s Office, the newspaper reports.

Stutes, of the 15th Judicial District, told the Advocate that “a number of other employees” are awaiting test results. They are in quarantine, as are those who tested positive, he said. Stutes would not provide any additional details, including which of the three 15th JDC courthouses the infected employees usually work from, the paper reports.

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