USDA shuts down portion of Washington office after staffer tests positive for coronavirus


The United States Department of Agriculture was forced to close a portion of its Washington office because an employee tested positive for COVID-19.

According to AgriPulse, a wing on the second floor of the South Building near Secretary Perdue’s office had to be evacuated and shut down for cleaning.

“An employee in the South Building informed us that on Sunday … the employee received a positive test result for coronavirus,” a USDA memo signed by Deputy Secretary Steve Censky said. “We have requested that the office suite and affected bathrooms be closed and deep-cleaned in accordance with CDC guidance.”

An armed guard is currently at the end of the wing to make sure no one goes in.

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