Santa Maria post office employees test positive for COVID-19

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Posted at 1:18 PM, Jul 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-20 21:53:28-04

Cleaning protocols at the Santa Maria post office are being enhanced after two employees tested positive for COVID-19.

The U.S. Postal Service is reportedly in the process of notifying the Santa Barbara County Public Health Department about the positive test results.

In an email to KSBY News, a post office spokesperson says they will follow any guidance given, adding they believe the risk of transmission to other postal employees at the E. Battles Road location is low.

Due to privacy laws, additional information about the employees and their cases is unable to be released.

"Out of an abundance of caution, we will enhance and supplement current cleaning protocols using disinfectants across the facility," according to the USPS.

According to the county public health department, more than 2,000 positive COVID-19 cases have been reported in the Santa Maria area since the start of the pandemic.