Umdoni Municipality employee contracts Covid-19

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STATEMENT BY UMDONI MUNICIPALITY:

Umdoni Municipality on Tuesday confirmed that a staff member in the Finance Department has tested positive for Covid-19 and is currently on self-isolation.

In adherence to the set Covid-19 regulations as per the circular 34 of 2020 by the Department of Corporate Governance and Traditional Affairs and the Department of Health protocols, the Scottburgh main office will be temporarily closed from 15 July 2020 until necessary disinfection measures have been concluded and results obtained.

The municipality has also taken an initiative to have all staff members of this Department and those who have been in contact with the positive employee to undergo testing with the assistance of the Department of Health. Testing of employees will be conducted on 15 July 2020.

Whilst such initiatives will be underway, we will continue to ensure compliance with all Covid-19 applicable protocols in dealing with a positive case of Covid-19 in the workplace.

The temporary closure of the Scottburgh offices will result in the inaccessibility of certain services that are being offered in this office until such time implicated employees are cleared and offices are duly disinfected.

We encourage members of the public to make use of the municipality’s online services for payment purposes. These measures are necessary to preserve the lives of our employees and members of the public.

The communities’ patience and cooperation will be highly appreciated during this time of uncertainty.

We reiterate the message of working together to combat the exponentially increasing cases in our communities by staying at home, keeping safe and adhering to all hygiene measures.

The lives of the people of Umdoni matter.

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