Robertsdale city employee tests positive for Coronavirus


ROBERTSDALE, Alabama — An employee with the city of Robertsdale has tested positive for the Coronavirus, Mayor Charles Murphy confirmed on Monday.

“Following the governor’s order in March, all city utilities employees were placed on a rotating schedule minimize contact with other employees,” Murphy said. “We’ve done everything we can to ensure the safety of our residents and employees and this is the only case reported so far among city employees.”

The employee, who works in the city’s water and sewer department, left work on April 24 and was not scheduled to return to work until May 3, Murphy said.

“Before he was scheduled to come back to work, he called and said he wasn’t feeling well, so he was taken off the rotation,” Murphy said. “Last Monday (May 11), he called to say he felt much worse and was going to the hospital. He has since tested positive (for Covid-19) and has been placed on medical leave.”

As of Monday, May 18 there are 12,042 Covid-19 cases in Alabama, up from 10,564 reported on Friday, May 15. There are 260 confirmed cases in Baldwin County, up from 228 cases reported on Friday. An estimated 488 people have died across the state from the disease.