Judge Hilary Griffith, wife of Congressman Morgan Griffith, tests positive for coronavirus


Congressman Griffith announced his diagnosis earlier this week

ROANOKE, Va. (WFXR) — A local judge is the latest public official to come down with coronavirus.

Judge Hilary Griffith, a juvenile and domestic relations judge in the 23rd Circuit, tested positive this week. The news was confirmed by the office of her husband, Congressman Morgan Griffith (R-9th District). Congressman Griffith announced his COVID-19 diagnosis on Tuesday, July 14.

The statement from Congressman Griffith’s office says that despite both the congressman and Judge Griffith having coronavirus, their children’s tests have come back negative.

Asked whether any staff in the congressman’s office are positive, spokesman Kevin Baird said “we have been following CDC guidelines and have notified individuals who have been in contact with Congressman Griffith so they may take appropriate steps.”

City of Salem Communications Director Mike Stevens said the courthouse was closed Wednesday for cleaning until 1 p.m.

“We are working with the VDH to make sure anyone else who may been in contact is in self-quarantine,” he added.

Judge Griffith’s jurisdiction includes Roanoke City, Roanoke County, and Salem.

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