COVID-19 outbreak reported after 16 infected in Orlando 911 call center

Florida

ORLANDO, Fla. (WESH) — Orlando officials confirmed Tuesday that 16 employees at a 911 Communication Center had tested positive for COVID-19.

Officials said all of the employees are self-isolating and six employees are in quarantine, due to possible exposure or are experiencing symptoms.

The Communication Center took the following measures as a result of the outbreak:

  • Staff are required to wear a face mask at all times unless at their desk.
  • Temperature checks are made upon entry.
  • A cleaning crew cleans twice a day at the facility, especially high-touched surface areas.
  • An Aeroclave unit, which is a machine equipped to disinfect and decontaminate spaces and surfaces, is utilized weekly to further sanitize commonly shared areas.
  • Hand sanitizer stations remain deployed throughout the building.
  • Any vendors or visitors are not able to go inside the facility at this time.

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