Massachusetts House Of Representatives Employee Tests Positive For COVID-19

BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — A Massachusetts House of Representatives employee has tested positive for coronavirus, Massachusetts House Speaker Robert DeLeo's office confirmed to State House News Service Wednesday.

According to an email sent out by DeLeo's office, the person, who has not been identified, received a presumptive positive test result and began sick leave on Thursday.

In the letter, DeLeo wrote that offices that the employee visited before taking sick leave were notified, and will be getting a deep clean before employees are allowed to return to them.

"If it is determined that any member or employee has had close contact with the affected employee, that member or employee will be contacted by their local Board of Health and/or the Department of Public Health and provided with additional information and/or specific instructions," the letter read.

DeLeo urged employees to continue to practice social distancing, and said they expect more self-reported cases from employees "in the coming days and weeks."

"We will continue to address this fast-evolving situation with the wellbeing of all employees and their families as our top priority," he wrote.

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