Columbus City Hall will be closed to the public, effective immediately, after an employee tested positive for COVID-19. The closure will last until at least Jan. 18.
The unnamed employee tested positive Monday night, according to an emailed statement from Mayor Keith Gaskin. That employee is now quarantining.
Other employees in the building will work their normal schedules, Gaskin said, and will be reachable by phone or email.
“The employees will be at work, but inside their offices and away from the public and each other,” Gaskin said.
Due to the most recent spike in cases, Columbus City Council voted last week to close their meetings to in-person attendance by members of the public. The meetings will be live-streamed on the mayor’s Facebook page and on YouTube at www.columbusmayor.org.