BATHURST Regional Council says one of its staff members has tested positive for COVID-19.
In a statement on Sunday afternoon, general manager David Sherley said council had requested all staff who work at the Civic Centre and the Waste Management Centre to come forward for testing as a precautionary measure as there is a link between the two facilities.
"The Waste Management Centre was closed on Sunday as soon as Council became aware of a possible link between the two sites," the statement said.
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"Council's kerbside collection will continue this week, however contractors from JR Richards will be assisting Council with the collection of the general waste, red-lidded bin. This may mean bins are collected later than usual.
"The Waste Management Centre will be closed to everyone on Monday, September 13 while a deep clean is undertaken at the gatehouse.
"The Civic Centre has been closed to the public since the introduction of Stay at Home Orders on Saturday, August 14, 2021.
"A large number of Council's Civic Centre based staff are also continuing to work from home or from separate work locations.
"While the Civic Centre is closed for cleaning, Council will be able to provide telephone customer service from an alternate location, however with a large number of staff being tested, there may be some delay in responses being provided.
"We ask that you respect the privacy of the staff member impacted.
"Both the staff member and their close team members are dealing with a particularly stressful situation, and they require our support."
The statement said council will continue to provide updates when more information becomes available.
The statement from Mr Sherley followed an earlier statement from council saying the Waste Management Centre had been closed.
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