6 city emergency management workers quarantined after positive COVID-19 test

Posted at 10:54 AM, Oct 06, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-06 12:01:56-04

LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — Six employees of Lexington's emergency management department are in quarantine and one member is in isolation after a possible exposure to COVID-19.

The affected employees are responsible for helping to run Mayor Linda Gorton's Mobile Neighborhood Testing Program, which serves neighborhoods that have been disproportionately affected by the virus.

Lexington Communications Director Susan Straub said the employees in quarantine will be able to provide support to the program while working remotely.

In addition to the emergency management department, several other public safety divisions have also been affected by the coronavirus.

The Lexington Fire Department has had 28 employees who have tested positive, with four currently in isolation; the Lexington Police Department has have 14 positive tests, with none currently in isolation; and Community Corrections has had 15 employees test positive, with three currently in isolation.