Brooklyn judge tests positive for coronavirus

A Brooklyn Supreme Court choose has tested constructive for COVID-19, the next New York judge who has been verified to have fallen victim to the outbreak.

Brooklyn Supreme Court Justice Wayne Saitta, 64, who presides about a civil court docket part at 360 Adams Avenue, was very last in his courtroom on March 12, the point out court procedure and the judge’s chambers confirmed on Friday.

Saitta is quarantined at household and is “doing Okay,” Justice Lawrence Knipel, the administrative decide for civil matters in Brooklyn Supreme Courtroom, told The Put up.

The location in and close to Saitta’s courtroom has been deep-cleaned, the courtroom technique announced.

Court staff, attorneys and other people today who may perhaps have arrive in get hold of with Saitta have been notified and informed to see their physicians.

On Thursday, officers announced that Queens Supreme Court docket Justice Margaret Parisi McGowan analyzed favourable for coronavirus — the initially verified circumstance of the virus amid New York judges.

Saitta could not be reached for comment. He was 1st elected to the bench in 2005.