Westchester County Courthouse remains open, but DA takes precautions

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The Westchester County Courthouse is now taking a number of precautions to limit the spread of the coronavirus after an attorney who worked in the building tested positive.

The Westchester District Attorney's office is limiting in-person interaction and is now using phone calls or the internet for meetings and interviews. They are also canceling all travel plans.

The courthouse doors, however, remain open.

The decision to keep the building open is made by the County Executive’s office. "People are talking about closing down buildings and things of that nature…we can't stop what we're doing. You know this is the important thing that we do, we have a very important business, and our business is protecting and making sure Westchester remains a safe and secure community. Contingency plans to work remotely are also in place,” says Westchester County District Attorney Anthony Scarpino.

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