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Decatur City Hall employee tests positive for COVID-19, officials say

A city release says the employee's last day at work was Wednesday, March 11.

DECATUR, Ga. — A Decatur City Hall employee has notified management that they have tested positive for COVID-19.

According to city officials, the employee is in an administrative position and typically has limited interaction with the public.

A city release says the employee's last day at work was Wednesday, March 11, and the employee did not begin experiencing symptoms until after that point.

As noted in the city's Pandemic Preparedness and Response Plan, the city has notified individuals who have had direct contact with the employee and directed them to self-quarantine and/or self-monitor.

Additionally, the city's release says, the affected workplaces have been disinfected and sanitized. The employee is on leave until cleared to return to work by medical personnel.

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"City staff have taken all necessary precautions to protect the public and employees in this situation," said Decatur Mayor Patti Garrett. "They have followed our pandemic plan and adhered to guidance from the CDC. Our thoughts and prayers go out to our employee and we wish for a quick recovery."

Decatur City Hall remains closed to the public, as it has been since Tuesday, March 17.

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