2 Vacaville City Hall Employees Test Positive For Coronavirus

Maggie Fusek

VACAVILLE, CA — The city of Vacaville said Thursday that public counters at City Hall are closed to walk-in traffic until further notice after two city employees reported testing positive for the coronavirus.

The first employee reported their positive COVID-19 test to the city late ‪Wednesday afternoon, while the second employee, from a different department, reported the positive test result ‪Thursday morning‬, city officials said.

Neither employee showed any symptoms while working at City Hall and the two cases seem to be unrelated, the city said Thursday afternoon in a statement posted to Facebook.

"Since the beginning of the pandemic, we have adhered to protocols based on guidance from state and county officials, as well as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention," the city said.

The city hired a cleaning service and City Hall was deep-cleaned and sanitized Thursday morning.
The city said it decided to close the public counters "out of an abundance of caution" and because of the recent spike in cases in California.

"In-person business will be conducted by appointment only," the city said.

Members of the public can call 707-449-5100‬ to make an appointment. The city also suggests visiting its website, where many transactions can be done.

Coronavirus In Solano County

As of Thursday, there were 1,094 confirmed cases of coroanvirus in Solano County since the outbreak began in March, according to the county's online public health dashboard. Twenty-three people have died from the virus, with 101 total hospitalizations and 23 patients currently hospitalized.

The number of active cases in the county Thursday was 272, meaning it has been fewer than 10 days since they received a positive test result.

The number of tests conducted in the county was 26,685 Thursday afternoon.

Cases By City

  • Benicia: 25 (2 percent of total cases)
  • Dixon: 37 (3 percent of total cases)
  • Fairfield: 349 / (32 percent of total cases)
  • Suisun City: 68 / (6 percent of total cases)
  • Vacaville: 145 / (13 percent of total cases)
  • Vallejo: 456 / (42 percent of total cases)
  • Other cities/communities: 14 / (1 percent of total cases)

This article originally appeared on the Dixon Patch