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Posted by: Stacey Shrader Joslin on Dec 9, 2020

Two courtrooms in Nashville will be closed temporarily and staff encouraged to isolate and get tested for the coronavirus after an individual in Tennessee Department of Correction custody with COVID-19 was at the Justice A.A. Birch Building today, the Tennessean reports. The affected courtrooms are those of criminal court judges Monte D. Watkins and Mark J. Fishburn. According to the court administrator, no court staff had been in contract with the individual without masks, but the court was being "overly cautious" in response to the exposure.