Over the weekend, concerns were raised as to whether the city of Farmersville administrative offices had been shut down due to a coronavirus outbreak.
Police Chief Mike Sullivan, who also serves as the city’s Emergency Manager Coordinator, confirmed that a number of employees were tested for the COVID virus.
“In the past week, there have been a few employees who have tested positive for COVID,” said Sullivan. “There have also been several city employees whose test results were negative.”
Rather than shut down city hall, the chief said, “out of an abundance of caution we decided to operate city hall with a limited staff.”
“City offices are open, and we are taking precautions to protect both staff and the public,” he said.
Sullivan confirmed that city offices were thoroughly cleaned, and measures were in place to provide a safe office environment for staff and visitors.
In his role as the city’s Emergency Manager Coordinator, the police chief is responsible for implementing and enforcing public safety directives from city hall, including matters related to the COVID-19 pandemic.
By Chad Engbrock • [email protected]