Now it seems he now confronts challenges protecting his own workers . . .
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“When they learned of their exposure, they began their quarantine and later tested positive themselves,” the department said in a release. “They did not have symptoms when they reported to work and passed the temperature and symptom screening upon entering the building. However, because the virus is often transmitted by people without symptoms or with very minor symptoms, their close contacts are now in quarantine.”
Public health officials define close contacts as those within 6 feet for at least 15 minutes. This would not include any customers or patients of the health department, as the employees do not have close, direct contact with the public, the health department said.“As other businesses and organizations have discovered, when employees go into quarantine, it restricts what services they can provide their customers. We are facing that now,” said Tiffany Wilkinson, division manager for Communicable Disease Prevention and Public Health Preparedness.
“Our employees in quarantine need to focus on their health, so we are closing our birth & death records and medical records offices until Monday, Oct. 19. The immunization and sexual health clinics will be taking far fewer appointments.”
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