ROCK HILL, S.C. — Two city employees who work for the Rock Hill Police Department have tested positive for COVID-19, according to a news release.
Officials say it is unknown if the employees contracted the virus as a result of work deputies or workplace interactions. They also do not know if the cases are linked.
In accordance with recommendations from DHEC and the CDC, the Rock Hill Police Department has taken the following steps:
- Identified individuals who may have been exposed through close contact with the employees and made notifications as needed.
- Implemented a 14-day quarantine period in line with DHEC recommendations for other City employees who may have been exposed through close contact.
- Cleaned and disinfected their work location following CDC recommended procedures.
The employees who tested positive are required to stay home, away from the workplace, until symptom free and fever free, without the use of fever-reducing medication for 3 days.
Chief Watts has been in contact with both employees who are doing well while remaining at home until they are symptom free.
Precautions have been in place for several weeks within the City organization, and specifically with first responders, to help reduce exposure among employees and the public.
Neither employee was at work while they were symptomatic.