Gadsden County Public Works shuts down due to COVID-19

Posted at 8:03 PM, Dec 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-14 20:03:45-05

GADSDEN COUNTY, Fla. (WTXL) — The Gadsden County Public Works Department offices closed indefinitely Monday due to exposure to COVID-19, county officials announced.

All public works employees will be quarantined in accordance with CDC guidelines. Once offices are sanitized and employees get tested, the office could open as early as Dec. 18, the county said.

“COVID-19 is real, and Gadsden County does not make these decisions lightly,” Public Information Officer Leslie D. Steele said. “In order to continue to provide quality service to the residents and visitors to our great county, we must first maintain a balance of protecting and preserving the health and safety of our workforce. We will continue to follow the CDC guidelines and take precautionary public health and safety measures.”

Previously scheduled appointments during the closure will be rescheduled for a later date or asked to conduct business remotely.

Current Public Works Department projects and daily duties will resume when all CDC guidelines and Gadsden County Board of County Commissioner policy standards are met.