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Posted on: October 14, 2020

[ARCHIVED] COVID-19 exposure leads to limited court operations in Clear Creek County


Contact: Robert McCallum or Jon Sarché

Oct. 6, 2020



COVID-19 exposure leads to limited court operations in Clear Creek County

GEORGETOWN, Colo. – A Deputy District Attorney working in the Clear Creek County Courthouse has tested positive for COVID-19 and was quarantined beginning Monday, Oct. 5, 2020. As a result, Chief Judge Mark Thompson, in collaboration with Clear Creek County Department of Public Health, has decided to limit court operations to essential functions until Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2020.

The Deputy District Attorney worked a criminal docket on Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020, in Clear Creek County Court. After notifying Clear Creek County Department of Public Health Deputy Medical Director Tim Ryan about the exposure, the Court was instructed to notify all individuals in the courtroom where the Deputy District Attorney was present to quarantine for 14 days from Sept. 29, 2020.

“We are working closely with the Department of Health and District Attorney’s Office to gather additional information and to make these contact tracing notifications,” Chief Judge Mark Thompson said. “To do so most effectively, and in the interest of public safety, all jury trials and most other in-person hearings are now postponed until further notice.”

Anyone who appeared on Sept. 29, 2020, is asked to email the Clerk of Court at or call 303-569-0820 for more information and to assist with contact tracing.

If you are scheduled to be in court before Oct. 14, 2020, please contact your attorney if you’re represented, or leave a message with the Clerk of Court’s Office. Please include a phone number or email address for a new court date.

This information is provided as an e-mail service of the Colorado State Judicial Department, Office of State Court Administrator, 1300 Broadway, Suite 1200, Denver, CO 80203. To discontinue this service or update your e-mail address, please respond to this message with your name, contact information and any comments.


Colorado Judicial Department

Nathan B. Coats, Chief Justice

Steven Vasconcellos, State Court Administrator

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