Dunwoody officials contact tracing after employee tests positive for virus

The city recently expanded the number of court hearings it holds to address a backlog of cases.
The city recently expanded the number of court hearings it holds to address a backlog of cases.

Credit: Courtesy/City of Dunwoody

Credit: Courtesy/City of Dunwoody

The city of Dunwoody is working to track down people who came into contact with a City Hall employee who recently tested positive for COVID-19.

Dunwoody recently reopened parts of City Hall to the public and resumed hearings in its Municipal Court.

City officials were notified Tuesday night that the employee tested positive, and City Hall was sanitized overnight Tuesday, Dunwoody spokeswoman Jennifer Boettcher said.

By Wednesday, “court operations continued as scheduled, but other staff members were encouraged to work remotely, as they have for months,” Boettcher said in a statement.

Officials are now in the process of contact tracing "to notify employees and community members who have been in close contact with the employee," she said. "We wish this employee a speedy recovery."

The city did not say which department the employee works in.

City leaders recently expanded the number of court hearings it holds each week to address a backlog of cases.

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