ELIZABETHVILLE • An employee at the Northern Dauphin Human Services Center has tested positive for COVID-19, according to officials with Dauphin County which operates the center.
‘‘The employee has not been at the center since March 20, 2020, and has sought medical care. This is the first confirmed positive case among the county’s workforce,’’ according to a press release issued by the county the night of April 1.
The county Board of Commissioners has closed the facility and will ensure that it is properly cleaned and sanitized in accordance with the appropriate guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the press release stated.
‘‘The commissioners are closely monitoring the situation and have urged employees to follow the recommendations outlined by the CDC,’’ according to the release. ‘‘Other staff at the center who had contact with the individual are now under self quarantine in accordance with CDC guidelines.’’
The Northern Dauphin Human Services Center is continuing to connect individuals with the services they may need. Anyone in need of assistance may call 717-905-2700 and leave a message. Staff who are working at home will direct them to the appropriate resources.
The non-county agencies that are in the facility can be reached at:
Northern Dauphin Food Pantry, coordinated by the Central PA Food Bank, which is assisting with coordination of food resources: 717-905-2512
Naaman Center, providing drug and alcohol services: 717-905-2516
Case Management Unit: 717-362-1212
Merakey Behavioral Health Services: 717-905-2600