GLENVILLE – All Town Hall staff were ordered to remain home Tuesday and Wednesday while the building and town highway garage undergo a deep cleaning to slow possible spread of COVID-19 among town employees, Town Supervisor Chris Koetzle said.
“The town has seen a slight uptick in positive cases among employees,” Koetzle said. He took the action “to ensure the health and safety of all is protected.”
He said seven people on the town workforce of 40 people in the Town Hall, including in the police department, have come down with COVID. There have also been two cases in the highway department and department of public works, Koetzle said.
Town Hall has been closed to the public except by appointment since November, and there are now glass partitions separating the public from employees. “We’ve really done a good job of keeping it from coming in from the public,” Koetzle said. “We believe it came in from another source.”
The “deep sanitation” will be applied to all town vehicles as well as inside buildings, Koetzle said.
Both buildings are expected to re-open on Thursday. In the meantime, employees will work from home to the extent practical. Tax payments can be dropped off at Town Hall in the Police Department vestibule on the right side of the building. The town will also waive all fees for “e-check” payments that can be made on the tax receiver’s webpage of the town website.