Henry County employee tests positive for COVID-19, officials say


HENRY COUNTY, Va. (WFXR) — County officials announced that an employee within the Henry County Administration Building has tested positive for the coronavirus.

According to a statement from Henry County Administrator Tim Hall, officials learned about the worker’s positive diagnosis on Monday, May 11.

The news release states the employee has not been in the administration building since Tuesday, May 5. However, the building has been closed to the public since April 1, Hall says.

“We are initiating a ‘deep clean’ of the building, and we’ve taken the opportunity to remind employees of the importance of social-distance expectations,” says Hall. “These include frequent washing of hands, the wearing of masks, and the maintaining of a six-foot social distance circle.”

As of Monday morning, the Virginia Department of Health has reported 25 COVID-19 cases from Henry County, as well as four hospitalizations and one death related to the virus.

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