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Four North County Superior Court employees tested positive for COVID-19

Four North County Superior Court employees tested positive for COVID-19

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Four Santa Barbara County Superior Court employees tested positive for COVID-19 in July, a spokesman said on Wednesday. 

Dates that the employees' infections occurred were not provided, although they have since recovered and returned to work, according to Darrel Parker, executive officer for the county Superior Court. 

One of the employees who tested positive is a judicial officer, which includes judges and commissioners

The coronavirus infections resulted in seven people being directed to quarantine until they were medically cleared, according to Parker. 

No cases or trials were impacted. 

In June, a South County judge tested positive for the coronavirus and quarantined at home, according to Parker. 

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Although the percentage of positive test results — the other metric being monitored by the state — has dropped into the orange, or “moderate,” tier, the new case rate still exceeds the threshold set by the state for moving the county into the red, according to a report delivered Tuesday to the Board of Supervisors.

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