The London courthouse reopened on Monday following a near two-week closure that was related to the novel coronavirus.

The courthouse first closed on March 17, after it was discovered the previous night that an employee from the building had tested positive for COVID-19.

“Before being tested, the individual was at work between March 9th and March 10th and has not since returned to the building,” said director of operations Samantha Poisson in a memo sent to staff and stakeholders on March 17.

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The initial reopening date was set for March 18, but a later memo from acting deputy attorney general Irwin Glasberg revealed the courthouse would remain closed for the rest of that week to allow for thorough cleaning.

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