COVID-19: Connecticut Courthouse Closures Now Include Stamford Superior Court

On Tuesday, the Connecticut Judicial Branch announced Stamford Courthouse would be closed to the public until further notice, due to an employee’s possible exposure to COVOD-19.

Chief court administrator Patrick L. Carroll, chief court administrator, said in a statement Tuesday night that he made the order in an extreme of caution after receiving information earlier in the evening that some employees at the Stamford-Norwalk Judicial District Courthouse may have been exposed to another employee who was exhibiting COVID-19-like symptoms.

Employees 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.

He said the closing would allow for a comprehensive cleaning and sanitization of the courthouse.

Cases from Stamford are being transferred to the Fairfield Judicial District Courthouse, located at 1061 Main Street in Bridgeport.

Earlier this week, Greenwich Police Lt Mark Zuccerella, who serves as public information officer explained, “The courts, like everyone else, have gone down in personnel. They are working on Priority 1 Business functions, which are arraignments on Domestic Violence cases and cases when the arrested person cannot post bond.”

Last week the Connecticut Judicial Branch announced it was shortening hours, minimizing the number of people in courthouses, and temporarily closing three courthouses close beginning Friday March 27 including Litchfield Judicial District courthouse in Torrington, Geographical Areas 19 courthouse in Rockville, and Geographical area 11 in Danielson.

Litchfield cases were transferred to Waterbury in Geographical Area 4 and matters from Rockville transferred to Hartford Geographic area 14. Matters from Danielson transferred to Hartford Geographical area 14.

Here is a list of open court houses for Priority Level 1 Business functions, which include criminal  arraignments of defendants held in lieu of bond and all arraignments involving domestic violence cases; juvenile detention hearings and family orders of relief from abuse.