Horry County reports 30 employees test positive for COVID-19, not reporting to work

Horry County reports 30 employees test positive for COVID-19, not reporting to work
Horry County Government and Justice Center

CONWAY, S.C. (WMBF) – The Horry County Government provided an update Tuesday on the number of employees impacted by the coronavirus.

Horry County revealed that 30 employees are currently positive and not reporting to work. Five of those work with Horry County Fire Rescue and another four are in the Horry County Police Department.

Below is a breakdown of departments reporting coronavirus cases:

Horry County released a list of coronavirus cases by department, as of July 7, 2020.
Horry County released a list of coronavirus cases by department, as of July 7, 2020. (Source: Horry County Government)

In total, there have been 60 county employees who have tested positive for the coronavirus.

Horry County Government added that there are currently 82 employees who are working remotely or using medical leave due to reports of possible exposure to COVID-19.

County offices remain in operation, but officials encourage the community to conduct business by phone or email. They added to call first before visiting because many departments are working by appointment only.

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