Madawaska Town Office Reopened After Possible Exposure to COVID-19
MADAWASKA, Maine (WAGM) - The Madawaska Town Office has been reopened after a back-office staff member came into contact with someone who had close contact with a person who tested positive for COVID-19 down state. The person of concern was tested twice within a 48-hour time frame and both tests produced a negative result. The office is now open to the public.
August 20, 2020 MADAWASKA, Maine (WAGM) - The Madawaska Town office has been closed for the day as a precaution related to COVID-19.
Officials from the town were informed last night at a board meeting, that a member of their back-office staff came in contact with someone who had close contact with a person who tested positive for COVID-19 down state. The individual who came to the town office has already produced a negative test and will be tested again tomorrow. Town Manager Gary Picard says safety is their top priority.
”For the time being, we don’t see that there’s a big chance that we’ve been exposed but we’re not going to take any chances. We’re going to air on the side of caution not only for the staff but for the public as well. We want everybody to be safe, we want our employees to be safe and we want to be able to keep the town office open. We feel that if we were to remain open that should a test come back different than what we’d like, then that might result in a longer closure of the town office.”
Picard adds that he had also come into contact with the person in the town office and is currently quarantining. They will await the results from the second test before any further actions are taken. Picard says there is a good chance that the office will remain closed tomorrow.
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