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City of Woodway employee self-quarantines after being indirectly exposed to COVID-19

Posted at 10:36 AM, Mar 15, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-16 06:32:46-04

WOODWAY, TX — An employee for the City of Woodway is in self-quarantine after his roommate was exposed to the Bell County man who tested positive for COVID-19.

On March 13th, the City of Woodway received a request from an employee who wanted to self-quarantine.

The employee, who works in the Public Safety Department, has no symptoms of the Coronavirus, but their roommate was exposed at their job to the Bell County man who is the areas first confirmed case of COVID-19.

Upon learning of the exposure, the city’s employee in an abundance of caution advised they would like to self-quarantine, although they and their roommate were not showing any symptoms of the virus.

The City says the Woodway employee’s regular job functions do not put them in direct contact with the public.

City of Woodway officials say they immediately notified the McLennan County Health District and were advised that at this time only people who had direct contact with confirmed cases of the virus need to be reported.

The City of Woodway made accommodations for their employee to work from home for 14 days as a precaution, and are monitoring that employee’s health on a daily basis during that time. So far the employee is not showing any signs of illness.

“Woodway’s priority is and always will be the health and safety of our residents and our employees,” Woodway Mayor Bob Howard said. “That employee’s prompt action is indicative of the type of people we have working for our city, taking a proactive stance to protect others.”