BREAKING: Rec Center employee tests positive for COVID-19

An employee of the Recreation and Fitness Center has tested positive for COVID-19, the facility's director confirmed in an email to employees on Monday. (Scott Young/The Chanticleer)An employee of the Recreation and Fitness Center has tested positive for COVID-19, the facility's director confirmed in an email to employees on Monday. (Scott Young/The Chanticleer)

Scott YoungEditor in Chief

An employee for JSU’s Recreation and Fitness Center has tested positive for COVID-19, the facility’s director confirmed in an email to employees yesterday.

“The employee did a great job reporting their positive case to us, the JSU COVID-19 Task Force, and seeking medical care,” said Joanna Prociuk in the email. “We wish them a speedy recovery.”

Prociuk said that, due to privacy laws, she cannot name the employee, but all employees who worked on shift with the positive employee over the last two days have been asked to stay home. She also said that the university’s task force is conducting contact tracing, following the positive case.

“We want to make sure that our workforce understands the steps we are taking to ensure your health and safety, including anyone who may have had close contact with this individual,” she said.

The fitness center was cleaned and disinfected during its scheduled closure yesterday, Prociuk said, and routine cleaning of all frequently touched surfaces will continue to take place.

Efforts to reach Prociuk for comment were not immediately successful at the time of publication. This story will be updated as more information becomes available.

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