The Edgartown courthouse was closed for cleaning after a courthouse staffer tested positive for Covid-19, according to a release on the district court’s website.

“The Edgartown courthouse is closed for disinfecting and will reopen on Dec. 31,” the statement reads. “An employee who was last there on Dec. 22 has tested positive for COVID-19.”

The courthouse closed midday on Tuesday, Dec. 29 after receiving notification that an employee had tested positive for the virus. State courthouses are subject to trial court coronavirus regulations that generally require closures for cleaning after employees report a positive test.

Most regular court business has been converted to video conference or telephone since the pandemic began, with strict limitations set regarding the maximum number of in-person visitors in buildings. The majority of public documents, however, are only available in-person.