River Rouge Department of Public Safety employee tests positive for coronavirus

Posted at 12:15 PM, Mar 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-14 18:32:56-04

RIVER ROUGE, Mich. (WXYZ) — A contract employee working in the River Rouge Department of Public Safety is among the Michigan residents who have tested positive for coronavirus.

River Rouge officials say they believe the person had limited contact on that date with city employees or River Rouge residents.

Officials say the contractor is not a resident of River Rouge or Wayne County.

City leaders are aware of the situation and are taking precautions.

On Friday night, the state of Michigan announced nine more presumptive positive cases of coronavirus, bringing the total number of cases in the state to 25.

All cases still need to be confirmed by the CDC, but a presumptive positive means the state test did confirm COVID-19 in a patient.

Michiganders should take presumptive measures to prevent the spread including:

  • Washing your hands with soap and water.
  • Avoiding touching your eyes, nose or mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Covering your mouth and nose with a tissue or upper sleeve when coughing or sneezing.
  • Avoiding contact with people who are sick.
  • Staying home if you are sick and contact your healthcare provider.