Both public health and library officials said they could not release the gender or age of the person due to privacy issues.
The library learned of the issue late last week from the employee, according to Georgia Mergler, library community relations manager. She said the library then began working with PHDMC and the employee’s health care provider.
Library officials were treating the issue as a positive test result, even though as of Monday they had no confirmation it was, Mergler said.
She said the worker is “doing well and currently self-isolating at home.”
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Local public health officials reviewed the current COVID-19 prevention protocols at the library and are not recommending further steps – including closing the library - at this time, Suffoletto added.
The Washington-Centerville Public Library has two locations, according to its website.
The Centerville library at 111 W. Spring Valley Road is closed until mid-summer due to a parking lot replacement, the website states. The Woodbourne Library is at 6060 Far Hills Ave.
The website states the Far Hills site has been operating on limited hours since June 22, more than a week before library officials became aware of the coronavirus issue with the employee.
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