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Yorkville city officials confirm employee tested positive for COVID-19

City Hall, police station closed July 8 due to initially suspected case

Yorkville City Hall, 800 Game Farm Road, Yorkville
Yorkville City Hall, 800 Game Farm Road, Yorkville

UPDATED 8:20 P.M. TUESDAY, JULY 14:

YORKVILLE – Yorkville city officials confirmed a city employee ended up testing positive for the novel coronavirus after City Hall and the city's police station was deep-cleaned last week.

The update comes after the Yorkville City Hall and police station building was closed to the public all day July 8 for deep cleaning due to a suspected case of COVID-19 among city staff.

Yorkville City Administrator Bart Olson said Tuesday, July 14 city officials were notified of the then suspected case on July 7. He said City Hall had opened back up for walk-in service on July 9, as expected.

Olson said there have been no additional cases among city staff or concerns following that initial case. He said there remains to be no danger of exposure to the public.

Olson had said city officials previously were made aware a city employee had been showing COVID-19 symptoms. He had said officials determined a deep clean of the entire building at 800 Game Farm Road should be completed.

Olson said Tuesday the city employee in question remains in quarantine.

Olson had said this is the first presumed case of COVID-19 among city staff that officials are aware of. He had noted city staff members adhered to recommendations given by the Kendall County Health Department.

• This story has been updated from a previous story version that included more information about the closure of City Hall and resulting short-term procedural changes.

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