VDEM employee tests positive for COVID-19

VDEM employee tests positive for COVID-19
VDEM has ensured that all employees are aware of the necessary precautions and preventative measures, as well as the steps necessary in the event of a possible exposure. (Source: VDEM)

Health officials are working to track down anyone who may have had contact with people who now test positive for the virus.

Over the weekend, the Virginia Department of Emergency Management confirmed one of its employees tested positive for the virus.

The department is notifying those who may have been exposed and is working closely with the state’s health department.

Virginia Department of Emergency Management News Release:

RICHMOND – The Virginia Department of Emergency Management (VDEM) has confirmed that an agency employee has tested positive for the Coronavirus (COVID-19).

VDEM leadership has made appropriate notifications to others who may have also been exposed, and is currently working closely with the Virginia Department of Health.

VDEM has ensured that all employees are aware of the necessary precautions and preventative measures, as well as the steps necessary in the event of a possible exposure. Our best defense is to practice good hygiene (hand washing), safe distancing (handshake free zones), and monitor one’s own health.

For further information on COVID-19 please follow us on social media, and visit http://www.vdh.virginia.gov/surveillance-and-investigation/novel-coronavirus/.