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Positive COVID-19 cases force closure of Pima County Attorney's Office

Will close two days for deep cleaning
Posted at 6:38 PM, Jan 10, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-12 19:11:46-05

TUCSON, Ariz — The Pima County Attorney's Office is being forced to close for a few days after a number of staffers tested positive for COVID-19.

County Attorney Laura Conover tells KGUN9 it's a decision, that has never been made before.

Conover says the county operates on three floors in the building.

All three will undergo a deep cleaning while the office is closed.

She says everyone who works for the Attorney's Office downtown will continue their work for the county from their homes.

Conover says she made the decision "in order to keep operations going and to make sure that we don't hit that brick wall of not having enough healthy staff."

On Tuesday, the attorney's office said that they have extended the closure of the building through the Martin Luther King holiday, Tuesday, Jan. 19.

On Monday, the attorney's office said her test came back negative and other staff members have been tested and others are scheduled to be tested.