Salisbury– Mayor Jake Day has announced that three additional City of Salisbury employees have tested positive in relation to last week’s positive case within the Salisbury Fire Department, bringing the total of City employees who have contracted the virus to five.
As a precautionary measure, all members who may have been in direct contact with last week’s COVID-19 positive member are being tested. These tests revealed three more positive cases contained within the Salisbury Fire Department, bringing the total to five positive cases. Two of the three additional Salisbury Fire Department employees who tested positive are currently asymptomatic and are not experiencing any problems at this time. The third employee has lost their sense of taste.
“As a precaution and based on CDC guidelines, these members will not return to work for 10 days post positive testing. Should these members begin to experience any symptoms, their leave time will be extended,” noted Salisbury Fire Chief, John Tull.
Mitigation of the virus is as important as ever and the City of Salisbury and its administration continue to take proper precautions in order to keep employees and citizens safe and healthy. Essential City employees have their temperatures checked throughout the day, wear cloth and medical-grade masks while on duty, practice social distancing, avoiding those who are sick, and stay home and self-isolate if it is suspected that they are sick.
City Administrator, Julia Glanz added “This is a reminder of how important ample testing is for all communities to get back to normal. If these employees were not testing they could have unknowingly spread COVID-19 to those around them. By getting these employees tested they can quarantine at home and reduce the growth of COVID-19. I appreciate Chief Tull for taking all the appropriate measures to keep his team and our community healthy.”
For continuing updates on the COVID-19 crisis in our community and across Delmarva, please continue to monitor our social media feeds, and visit www.coronarecoverytaskforce.com
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