Jefferson County Attorney Mike O'Connell tests positive for COVID-19

February 01, 2021

Jefferson County Attorney Mike O’Connell has tested positive for COVID-19.

O’Connell was tested Sunday after experiencing mild flu-like symptoms. He is following CDC guidelines and will quarantine and work at home for the next 10-14 days. O’Connell will also work with the local health department to trace those with whom he has been in close contact. O’Connell had not yet received the COVID vaccination.

O’Connell’s personal office in the Hall of Justice and the shared areas near it were professionally sanitized Monday morning. The County Attorney’s office continues to follow guidance from health officials on face coverings, handwashing, sanitizing and physical distancing.

“I’ve had some muscle aches and weakness but felt well enough to join from home two video meetings this afternoon,” O’Connell said. “This is just the latest example that the virus can reach anyone, even those taking special care to be safe.

“To everyone in Louisville, please mask up all the time and get the vaccine when it’s your turn. Working together is the only way we can beat this thing.”

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