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Sixth Macon Health employee positive for COVID

Macon County has identified that a sixth Macon County Public Health employee has tested positive for COVID-19.

The employee is isolating at home and doing well. Close contacts of the employee have been notified and tested. The necessary steps to disinfect the affected area have been performed.

Since March, Macon County has implemented strong infection control standards in all county facilities to protect employees and citizens. These measures include: providing personal protective equipment (PPE) to employees who need it, limiting access to county building and congregate areas, implementing a health screening process for all employees, such as taking temperatures before work, assuring that employees who work in an office-based setting are maintaining social distancing measures, moving to appointment-based services and limiting walk-in services, and implementing teleworking agreements for some personnel to work from home (should their job allow).

Macon County Public Health is confident the risk of exposure for employees and citizens is minimal, and by Public Information 1830 Lakeside Drive Franklin, NC 28734 Voice: 828.349.2437 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Implementing these measures, the county has been and will continue to provide services safely.

Community transmission is still occurring in Macon County, and MCPH encourages all individuals and organizations remain vigilant to reduce the spread of COVID-19. Macon County recommends that business owners consult the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidance on what employers and employees should do if they have been exposed to COVID-19. Macon County leadership is committed to remaining transparent with the public and encourages businesses to be open with the public as well. For more guidance about employee exposure, visit the CDC at: https://bit.ly/critical_workers.

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