Monroe city employee tests positive for COVID-19, city hall & court closed

MONROE, La. (KNOE) - The City of Monroe says one of its employees has tested positive for COVID-19 prompting the temporary closure of city hall and city court.

The announcement was made late on March 25. The City says Monroe City Hall and Monroe City Court will be closed effective March 26th through March 29th.

Mayor Jamie Mayo says, “Out of an abundance of caution, I feel it is in our employees’ best interest and safety that a deep cleaning and sanitation of both facilities be done to ensure a safe working environment. Regarding the employee who has tested positive for the Coronavirus, we ask you to keep that person in your prayers. I have been in communication with the supervisor in that particular division and instructed the supervisor to have all of the employees within that division to see their primary care physician for testing and make sure they observe the 14-day quarantine period prior to returning to work.”

Monroe City Hall and Monroe City Court are expected to be open to employees only on Monday, March 30.

The City says you can visit their COVID-19 update page for the latest on the City's efforts to fight COVID-19.