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Virginia Beach Circuit Court will remain closed all week due to COVID-19

The Virginia Beach Circuit Court and Circuit Court Clerk's Office will be closed all day Oct. 23.

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. — The Virginia Beach Circuit Court and the Circuit Court Clerk's Office will be closed for the remainder of the week. 

Tina Sinnen, a clerk for the Virginia Beach Circuit Court confirmed Sunday that due to four positive COVID-19 tests and other people tested within the office, she and the Chief Judge decided to close the Circuit Court and the Circuit Court Clerk's Office for the rest of the week. 

"This was not a decision that we arrived at lightly, but unfortunately, we do not see a way that this office can perform its duties at the present time with as many staff that are out now being tested for this awful virus," said Sinnen. 

Sinnen said the goal is to re-evaluate the situation again Friday, Oct. 30th.

The Virginia Beach Courthouse and other parts of that building will be open for business as usual. 

Last week, we got word that the Virginia Beach General District Court had to close Monday and Tuesday after two court personnel and two Virginia Beach Sheriff's Office deputies who work at the court tested positive for coronavirus.

The city did clean and disinfect the affected areas at the General District Court.

No other details have been released at this time.