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Mayor’s office employee has COVID-19, county says

The county confirmed Tuesday an Office of the Mayor employee is in isolation after testing positive for COVID-19. County of Maui photo

A county employee in the Office of the Mayor tested positive for COVID-19 and is in isolation at home, according to a county news release.

The employee is asymptomatic and last worked in the Kalana O Maui county building Thursday. The mayor’s office was alerted by the employee about the possible case Sunday evening, and the county received state Department of Health confirmation of the positive case this morning, the news release said.

The Kalana O Maui county building remains open, and all building common areas have been professionally disinfected and will be sanitized again. However, out of an abundance of caution, the public is urged to conduct business with the county online or to use the drop box fronting the building.

Water and solid waste payments can be done in person at the Maui County Service Center or Maui County Small Business Resource Center located in Maui Mall.

Telework options have been offered to building employees.

Everyone who had close contact with the individual has already been notified by DOH contact tracers, according to DOH officials.

“It is very unlikely anyone who was not contacted by DOH has been affected,” the release said.

Mayor Michael Victorino said in the release actions are being taken to ensure the health and safety of employees, their families and the community.

“I also remind everyone in Maui County to continue to follow all appropriate health and safety guidelines,” he added.

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