114 Wilmington City employees affected by COVID-19; mayor

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There are 114 city of Wilmington employees who are affected by the coronavirus (COVID-19) disease, according to a news release from the Mayor’s office.

Wilmington (DE): there are currently 114 employees affected by the coronavirus, meaning they have either been tested for the virus, have been in close contact with someone such as a family member, co-worker or friend who has the virus, are exhibiting symptoms, or are in isolation or self-monitoring., According to a news release.

The release also said that there are Ten employees who have tested positive for COVID 19, and 52 who have tested negative, and four others are in self-isolation because they have been tested but do not have their results. There are 48 other employees who have no symptoms and have not been tested but are in self-isolation or self-monitoring. Once an employee has any connection to COVID 19, they are either removed from the workplace, are tested, or directed to self-isolate or are self-monitor.

A spokesperson with the Mayor’s office said “In consultation with the State Public Health Division, all precautions are taken to clean the workspace and keep other employees safe. Everything being done, said the Mayor, is to slow the spread of the virus.”

On March 29, 2020, Wilmington reported that one of it’s Police Officers was the third employee to test positive for the coronavirus (COVID-19).

Previously, there was a Public Works Department employee who tested positive on March 13th. The employee is home in self-quarantine. Thirteen other employees who interacted with the employee over the past few days are also home in self-quarantine.

Then on March 23rd, a second employee tested positive for COVID-19. That employee was a Department of Licenses and Inspections employee and informed the City that they have tested positive for the coronavirus. The employee had not been at work since March 13 according to a news release.

There are currently 1,326 confirmed cases in Delaware according to the Delaware Department of Health. 181 of those cases are currently hospitakized and 48 of those are critically ill as of today. It’s important to note that there has been 177 recoveries from COVID-19 in Delaware.


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