New Scotland Town Hall employee tests positive for COVID-19

Enterprise file photo

A town employee who worked in New Scotland Town Hall tested positive for COVID-19 this week; he had no interaction with the public, Supervisor Douglas LaGrange told The Enterprise on Wednesday.

NEW SCOTLAND — After he began feeling symptoms on Friday, Nov. 27, a town employee went for COVID-19 testing.

The employee, who works at town hall, was notified mid-morning of Monday, Nov. 30, that he had tested positive for the virus, Supervisor Douglas LaGrange said during the town board’s now nearly-weekly special COVID meeting, which had been moved from Dec. 4 to Dec. 1 to discuss the matter. 

The employee had no interaction with the public, LaGrange told The Enterprise on Wednesday, Dec. 2, and had very minimal contact with other town hall employees. The town is not naming the employee.

The last time the employee was in the town hall was Wednesday, Nov. 25, early in the morning, around 7 a.m., LaGrange said during the Dec. 1 meeting.

LaGrange also said the normal COVID-related cleaning had taken place after the employee had left for the day. However, the employee’s office wasn’t sanitized with the electro-static sprayer that day but it has been locked since Nov. 25.

LaGrange said that the person with whom the COVID-positive employee works daily continues to work, but in isolation and outside of town hall, because that person’s job can be done remotely; that employee also showed no symptoms, and does not interact with the public.

More New Scotland News

The Altamont Enterprise is focused on hyper-local, high-quality journalism. We produce free election guides, curate readers' opinion pieces, and engage with important local issues. Subscriptions open full access to our work and make it possible.