Posted: Sunday, September 6, 2020. 6:43 pm CST.
By BBN Staff: The Orange Walk Traffic Department has closed its doors for the next two weeks after multiple of its employees have now tested positive for COVID-19.
The Orange Walk Town Council (OWTC) issued a statement today explaining that the closure is to properly sanitize its office and to ensure that any other affected staff have the proper recovery time before the office reopens.
“The Council advises that residents will be able to access traffic services through online transactions for the duration of the closure,” the OWTC said.
The Council added that in the upcoming weeks it will be launching an online portal where residents will be able to access all services of the council as a means of limiting physical traffic to offices during the pandemic. The OWTC said that it will be issuing updates on the portal via its Facebook page.
On Thursday Orange Walk Mayor Kevin Bernard released a video statement confirming that a Traffic Department employee had begun to show signs of infection on Wednesday, September 2. That employee was sent home to self-isolate and was later placed in quarantine, while authorities began contact tracing activities.
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