STAMFORD - The Stamford Courthouse will be closed to the public until further notice.

Chief Court Administer Patrick L. Carroll III said some employees at the Stamford-Norwalk Judicial District Courthouse may have been exposed to another employee who was exhibiting COVID-19-like symptoms.

“In an extreme of caution, I have ordered the following, effective immediately:

“The Stamford Courthouse will be closed to the public until further notice. This closing will allow for a comprehensive cleaning and sanitization of the courthouse.

“Cases from Stamford will be transferred to the Fairfield Judicial District Courthouse, located at 1061 Main St., Bridgeport.

The employees who may have been exposed to the other employee who was exhibiting COVID-19-like symptoms have been instructed to self-quarantine at home for 14 days or until such time as test results are received regarding the employee who was exhibiting COVID-19-like symptoms.

:As noted above, the building will be closed until further notice.

“This decision is motivated by the desire to provide the highest level of protection for the health and safety of our employees and members of the public,” Carroll said.