Salisbury– Director of Salisbury’s Field Operations Department, Tom Stevenson, has confirmed that an employee of the City of Salisbury, specifically who works in the Department of Field Operations Sanitation/Collection Division has tested positive for COVID-19. The employee will remain at home in isolation as mandated by the Wicomico County Health Department. Out of an abundance of caution one other employee has been quarantined due to potential exposure. All Sanitation staff will now be tested for COVID 19.
“Normal operations are already affected due to the loss of help we normally receive from the inmate labor pool. However, we do not anticipate this incident will cause any additional interruption of service,” said Tom Stevenson, Director of Field Operations.
City essential workers have their temperatures taken at the beginning of each shift and are required to wear proper Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) at all times when social distancing is not possible while they are on-duty. While these measures are designed and put in place to minimize the spread of the virus, no method of protection is 100% effective.
“This City team has been so diligent in following our policies and best practices to keep one another safe. We are fighting an invisible enemy, so at times COVID-19 will impact our employees. I hope this serves as a reminder to all citizens that we need to double down on our efforts to make sure we do not see flare-ups this fall and winter,” share City Administrator Julia Glanz.
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