DeKalb Tax Commissioner’s Office employee tests positive for COVID-19

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An employee in the DeKalb County Tax Commissioner’s Office has tested positive for the coronavirus, prompting the immediate closure of the Brookhaven satellite office on July 15.

Although the employee who tested positive did not report to work after feeling ill, DeKalb Tax Commissioner Irvin Johnson is delaying the opening of the Brookhave satellite office until 11 a.m. on Thursday (July 15).

Following established COVID-19 protocols, the office is undergoing a thorough deep cleaning and sterilization of hard surfaces. Employees, who are required to immediately take a rapid COVID-19 test, will self-quarantine until they receive their test results.

“The health, safety and well-being of our customers and employees remain our top priority as we navigate this global pandemic and continue to serve the people of DeKalb County,” said Johnson. “My thoughts and prayers are with our employee and their family as we hope for a full recovery.”

Johnson applauded his employee for following the COVID-19 guidelines established prior to the office’s reopening in June.

“We are reminding our employees and customers to stay at home if they are feeling ill in any way and to seek medical attention,” added Johnson, who requires employees and customers to wear masks in all tax office locations. “We all have a role to play in flattening the curve and protecting each other from contracting this disease.”

Although the Brookhaven office will delay its opening until 11a.m., it will remain open an additional hour until 5:30 p.m. Customers can also use Kroger kiosks locations for tag renewals, visit Eservices.drives.ga.govfor online services, or travel to two additional county tax offices.

“Our ongoing coordination with our public health officials and county leadership has prepared us to quickly address this type of situation. We want to remain transparent to ensure the safety and well-being of our community,” Johnson said.

Since reopening in June, the DeKalb County Tax Commissioner’s Office has implemented a number of safety measures including social distancing, required face masks, plexiglass partitions, hard surface cleanings and daily temperature screenings for all employees and visitors.

For more information on online services, visit DeKalbTax.org.

AT A GLANCE

  • DeKalb County Tax Commissioner’s employee tested positive for COVID-19 on Wednesday, July 15th.
  • The office is currently undergoing a deep cleaning and sterilization of hard surfaces.
  • The employee did not report to work after becoming ill at home, however, Brookhaven office employees are required to take a COVID-19 and self-quarantine until test results are received.
  • The Brookhaven Tax Commissioner’s Office will reopen on Thursday, July 16, at 11 a.m.
  • Customers can also use Kroger kiosks locations for tag renewals, visit Eservices.drives.ga.govfor online services or travel to two additional county tax offices.
  • Since reopening in June, the DeKalb County Tax Commissioner’s Office has implemented a number of safety measures including social distancing, required face masks, plexiglass partitions, hard surface cleanings and daily temperature screenings for all employees and visitors.
  • For more information on online services, visit DeKalbTax.org.

 

 

 

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