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12 workers test positive for COVID-19 at the Florida emergency, leading to shutdown

Florida officials have closed the state’s emergency operations center after 12 staff tested positive for COVID-19 – though they ALL passed the building’s controls and protocols

  • The Tallahassee Building is closed until Monday and will undergo a thorough cleaning
  • Workers have been tested by the state twice since June and that is how the dozen were identified
  • The staff members would not have shown any symptoms as they had also passed the building’s screening protocols
  • These protocols include a questionnaire and temperature controls
  • Florida has increased dramatically in coronavirus cases, with the Florida Health Department reporting 322,994 positive cases and more than 4,912 deaths

Florida officials have closed the state’s emergency center after 12 staff tested positive for the coronavirus after passing screening protocols, as the state continues to see increases in cases and deaths.

The Tallahassee building is closed until Monday and will undergo a thorough cleaning, according to the Emergency Management department, which operates the facility.

State workers have been tested for COVID-19 twice a week since June Tampa Bay Times reports. The positive cases were found during these tests.

The Tallahassee Building, currently operated by the Emergency Management Department,

The Tallahassee Building, currently operated by the Emergency Management Department,

The dozens of employees showed no symptoms, as they had also passed the building’s screening protocols. Those protocols include a questionnaire and temperature controls, said division director Jared Moscowitz.

All the staff who tested positive isolated at home and did not catch the virus in the building, Moscowitz added.

The shutdown is because Florida has risen dramatically in coronavirus cases, with the Florida Health Department reporting 322,994 positive cases and more than 4,912 deaths.

Figures earlier today suggested that more than 650,000 people had tested positive with the virus, but a health spokesperson told Dailymail.com that it was the result of a “technical problem.”

The dozens of employees showed no symptoms, as they had also passed the building’s screening protocols. Those protocols include a questionnaire and temperature controls, according to division director Jared Moscowitz (photo)

“There was a technical issue this morning on the Florida Department of Health dashboard that was showing incorrect data,” the spokesperson said in an email. “The department has identified and solved the problem. The numbers on the dashboard are now correct. ‘

Florida’s treatment of the data has been called into question, especially after it was reported that a Florida scientist had been fired for not manipulating the data.

The center, which is usually activated during hurricanes, was activated in March after the state first reported cases of the virus.

Staff members work around the clock, as they have been brought in by multiple government agencies from different provinces.

The center has been at the highest level – level 1 – for some time now than any other disaster in the history of the state.

Employees were allowed to bring their dogs to work and were allowed to find suitable accommodations to accommodate the harsh hours.

“For them, there is no light at the end of the tunnel,” said Moskowitz.

Employees work from home while the center undergoes a thorough cleaning.

“The safety of my employees and their families is paramount,” Moskowitz said on Twitter. ‘That’s why we have had aggressive screening, temperature checks, mandatory masks and tests since February. We will continue to operate and respond during this period. We are all in the same boat. ”

Employees work from home while the center undergoes a thorough cleaning

Employees work from home while the center undergoes a thorough cleaning

Employees work from home while the center undergoes a thorough cleaning

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