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Additional City Employees Quarantine at Home; This Action is Related to an Employee Testing Positive for the Coronavirus on Tuesday

Post Date:03/19/2020 4:00 PM

Mayor Mike Purzycki announced today that 13 additional City employees who work at Wilmington’s Municipal Complex in Southbridge have come forward to say they were in close contact with a Public Works employee who tested positive Tuesday for the coronavirus.
 
Once the City’s Human Resources Department learned of the employee concerns, they were advised to either consult with their personal physician or were told the City would contact the Delaware Division of Public Health to seek guidance on the best course of action. Some of the employees visited their doctor and were directed to self-quarantine at home, while others were sent home today by the City to self-quarantine on the advice of state health officials.
 
The 13 employees who are quarantined at home as of today are in addition to 11 employees who have been quarantined at home since earlier this week when their colleague tested positive for the virus. The employees who are home in self-quarantine, and the employee who tested positive, work at the Municipal Complex.
 
Mayor Purzycki expressed his appreciation again today to the State Division of Public Health for providing timely guidance regarding the health of all City employees. State health officials advised that no further decontamination of any other areas of the Municipal complex is warranted at this time, but the City is continuing with its regularly scheduled enhanced cleaning and disinfecting of all City properties.

 

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John Rago
Deputy Chief of Staff for Policy and Communications
Mobile: (302) 420-7928
Email: jrago@WilmingtonDE.gov

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