Clayton County Health Department employee tests positive for COVID-19

An employee with the Clayton County Health Department has tested positive for coronavirus. 

Health officials said they were notified of the positive test results last Thursday and are working to identify anyone who may have been exposed while the employee was infectious.

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State health officials expect to see more confirmed cases and deaths as testing continues and the virus spreads within local communities.

Best prevention measures:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and warm water for at least twenty seconds.
  • If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces


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