Thursday, November 5, 2020

COVID-19 strikes police and city hall employees

Three officers from the Wayne Police Department have tested positive for COVID-19, according to an official posting from the department. The officers who tested positive last worked Oct. 29 and anyone who had direct contact with a Wayne Police Department officer recently should consider getting tested for the virus, police officials said.

Last week, officials said that two employees at Wayne City Hall had recently also tested positive for COVID-19, necessitating the closure of the building. 

Only election matters will be handled at the building until further notice according to city officials. The other 18 employees at city hall have all been tested for the virus and all those results were negative, according to an official notice from the city.

That testing, however, took place before the second employee became ill and was confirmed to have COVID last week. The infected staff member was not in regular contact with the public but officials are requesting all those who visited city hall during the past week to monitor themselves for COVID-19 symptoms.  City hall is only open for election matters only and only one person will be allowed inside the building at a time for those services in the city clerk's office, officials said. A sanitizing and disinfecting is planned for the building.

The public can use the drop boxes outside the doors for ballots and bill payments.

COVID-19 testing sites can be found here: