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More than 2 dozen Lorain County 911 dispatch employees tested for COVID-19 after positive case

All test results came back negative, county says
Lorain County 911 dispatch center
Posted at 7:49 PM, Oct 09, 2020

ELYRIA, Ohio — More than two dozen employees at Lorain County’s 911 dispatch center, located in Elyria, were tested for COVID-19 Friday after one person at the facility tested positive on Wednesday, according to county officials.

The Lorain County Board of Health conducted the COVID-19 tests and sent them to the Ohio Board of Health, officials said.

No other employees are showing any symptoms and operations at the 911 dispatch center have not been impacted, according to county leaders.

"The health department is obviously doing the contact tracing. The health department has informed us that it has basically asked to quarantine some family members and friends of the family, but they have not given us any direction to quarantine any of our employees,” said Matt Lundy, Lorain County Commissioner.

Lundy said on Saturday that all of the tests that were conducted on the more than two dozen employees came back negative.