(ST. JOSEPH, Mo.) St. Joseph's Community Action Partnership office was closed for business Tuesday after two employees started showing symptoms similar to those associated with Covid-19.
Staff responded by closing the office to the public until at least April 3rd and working remotely, they said all services will continue to remain available starting Wednesday, March 18th.
Staff said the employee went to Mosaic Life Care to display the symptoms and get approved for a test but the Centers for Disease Control refused to issue the test to the employee.
The executive director of CAP St. Joe explained the reasoning the CDC gave for the decision.
"[The reasons given were that] there are no current positive cases in our area, and [the individuals] had not recently traveled to a high-risk area." Whitney Lanning, the executive director said.
Lanning said the employee is self quarantining. During Tuesday's closure staff said the offices were thoroughly cleaned.
Staff said they will notify the public online over ways to stay connected to them and all the services they provide as they switch to a virtual format.