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Employee at Office of the Mayor on Maui Tests Positive for COVID-19

Maui Mayor Michael Victorino this afternoon confirmed that an employee who works in the Office of the Mayor has tested positive for COVID-19.

He said he received official confirmation of the case from the Hawaiʻi Department of Health this morning; and the employee had alerted the office to the possibility on Sunday evening, Jan. 3, 2021.

The asymptomatic employee, who last worked in the County Building on Thursday, Dec. 31, is in isolation at home. 

The manager of the DOH Maui District Health Office reports that everyone who had close contact with the individual has already been notified by DOH contact tracers. 

“It is very unlikely anyone who was not contacted by DOH has been affected,” according to a statement issued by Mayor Victorino this afternoon. “Public health protocols are strongly enforced in the County Building. All common areas in the building have been professionally disinfected and will be professionally sanitized again,” he said.

To ensure the health and safety of employees, their families and the wider community, Mayor Victorino said he has offered telework options for those in the building to work from home until further notice.

“The County Building remains open; however, out of an abundance of caution, the public is urged to conduct business with Maui County online or to use the drop box fronting the County Building,” said Mayor Victorino.

Water and solid waste payments can be done in person at the Maui County Service Center or Maui County Small Business Resource Center located in Maui Mall.

“We are taking these actions to ensure the health and safety of our employees, their families and our community. I also remind everyone in Maui County to continue to follow all appropriate health and safety guidelines,” said Mayor Victorino.

Original source: https://mauinow.com/2021/01/05/employee-at-office-of-the-mayor-on-maui-tests-positive-for-covid-19/

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