Mall report of employee testing positive for COVID-19 not accurate

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DAWSON COUNTY, Ga. — Dawson County Public Safety Director Danny Thompson said today (March 16) the announcement by North Georgia Premium Outlets that a part-time employee has tested positive for coronavirus (COVID-19) is not correct.

North Georgia Premium Outlets posted on its website that , “the employee, who was employed at an undisclosed tenant of the outlet mall, has tested positive for coronavirus, but has not been on site at the mall since March 4. ”

But Thompson said “We are in daily contact with the Department of Public Health and CDC and there are no confirmed cases of corona virus in Dawson County. Our information does not coincide with their report.”

He said the employee in question had returned from a trip to Las Vegas before returning to work and has not been at work since Mar. 4.

Thompson referred Fetch Your News to North Georgia Premium Outlets General Manager Jonathan Andrews.

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