City offices closed for disinfection, cleaning
The city of Sanibel was notified on the evening of Aug. 25 that a contractual employee who works for the company that cleans City Hall and the Public Works Offices has tested positive for COVID-19.
The individual was last on the City Hall premises on Aug. 22.
The city is following the Detailed Disinfection Guidance per the CDC, based upon what is known about COVID-19 spread from person-to-person of the virus, which happens most frequently among close contacts (within about 6 feet). Additionally, per the CDC, transmission of the coronavirus to persons from surfaces contaminated with the virus has not been documented.
In an abundance of caution, City Hall and the Public Works offices were closed today for a deep cleaning and disinfection. The city is in the process of notifying city employees who may have been in contact with the cleaner to take the recommended steps to monitor themselves for any symptoms.
Since the commencement of the pandemic, Sanibel City Offices have been offering services via no contact and remotely. The closure will not interrupt those services. The Sanibel Police Department has been sanitized and remains in service. The most efficient means of contacting city staff during the temporary closure is via e-mail.