VDEM employee tests positive for coronavirus

Posted at 3:46 PM, Mar 15, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-15 15:46:59-04

RICHMOND, Va. - The Virginia Department of Emergency Management has confirmed that an employee has tested positive for coronavirus.

VDEM says in a statement that they are working closely with the Virginia Department of Health and have contacted those who may have been exposed.

VDEM says they have ensured all employees are aware of the proper precautions and preventative measures.

The first death from coronavirus in Virginia was announced Saturday. The individual was a resident of the Peninsula.

There are eight confirmed cases in the Peninsula Health Distict as of Sunday.

Governor Northam announced Sunday in a press conference that all gatherings of more than 100 people are banned in the state and all gatherings of 50 people on the Peninsula are prohibited.

All local government buildings on the Peninsula are closed to the public for two weeks. They will continue to provide services but are not open to public.