The Director of Salisbury’s Field Operations Department has confirmed that an employee of the City has tested positive for COVID-19.
We’re told the employee works in the Department of Field Operations Sanitation/Collection Division. The employee will remain at home in isolation as mandated by the Wicomico County Health Department. Out of an abundance of caution, one other employee has been quarantined due to potential exposure, and all Sanitation employees will now be tested for the virus.
“Normal operations are already affected due to the loss of help we normally receive from the inmate labor pool. However, we do not anticipate this incident will cause any additional interruption of service,” said Tom Stevenson, Director of Field Operations.
In a statement, City Administration Julia Glanz said “This City team has been so diligent in following our policies and best practices to keep one another safe. We are fighting an invisible enemy, so at times COVID-19 will impact our employees. I hope this serves as a reminder to all citizens that we need to double down on our efforts to make sure we do not see flare-ups this fall and winter.”