Four Salisbury employees test positive for Coronavirus

Four Salisbury city employees have recently tested positive for the Coronavirus, City Administrator Julia Glanz announced Friday afternoon.

Three members of the Salisbury Fire Department and one employee from the Government Office Building have been diagnosed.

“We have been fortunate in the fact that we have seen relatively few cases within our organization,” said Glanz. “The measures we have taken up to this point have been effective in slowing the spread of the virus within our ranks.

“Nationwide, however, we are in the midst of an upswing in Covid diagnoses,” Glanz said. “We will continue to be transparent with the public about our positive employees, as it is critical to keep Covid-19 at the front of all of our minds – as much as we want life to return to “normal”.

Per protocol, all city employees who have tested positive have been given temporary leave of their jobs, and are quarantining. Following the city’s Covid Response Protocol, employees are being sent for testing, and remain at home if they were close contacts of the positive employees.

Since early March, the city has taken several steps to limit the spread of Coronavirus, including the establishment of occupancy maximums, mandatory mask rules for inside establishments, and limits on the amount of attendees at private residential gatherings.

To date, Wicomico County has reported 2,287 total cases of Covid-19 infection, with 49 fatalities.

If you suspect that you may have been exposed to Covid-19, there are multiple resources available to you.  Find out more at wicomicohealth.org or call 410-912-6889.


Helpful Coronavirus links

Maryland Department of Health Coronavirus Page
CDC: About the Coronavirus Disease 2019
CDC: What to do if You Are Sick
Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center
AP News Coronavirus Coverage

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