Miami Springs abruptly closed public access to its City Hall Monday after an employee tested positive for COVID-19.
“On Saturday, July 4, a Miami Springs Building Department employee ... tested positive for COVID-19,” according to a press release on the city’s Twitter account. “Effective Monday, July 6, the Community Center will be closed to public access until all testing protocols are completed.”
Miami Springs City Hall, located at 201 Westward Dr., was relocated to the Community Center at 1401 Westward Dr. last March after an “emergency” fungal outbreak. City Hall staff has since been reassigned to the Community Center, which also houses the city’s recreation center and theater.
“The Community Center is only closed for public access at this time. Staff is still working and responding to residents requests via phone or email,” said Councilwoman Maria Mitchell.
In a separate press release, also issued Monday night, Miami Springs halted its popular “summer care camp” for kids, ages 5-10, which started on June 22 and is also based at the site.
“On average, we had between 24 and 26 attending. All parents were notified,” Mitchell said.
Last month, the Herald reported that a Miami Springs Public Works employee tested positive for COVID-19.
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