The Point Reyes Light has some in depth local coverage about COVID-19 today. Talks a lot about the challenges of testing and fills in some details about the new positive cases.
“More than two weeks ago, (current West Marin services director Steve) Siegel said his staff member tested positive after an exposure from outside the workplace, and the organization moved to quarantine five other members who may have had meaningful contact.
The five employees quarantined for 12 days before being tested by services not provided by the clinic, and are currently still awaiting results. After clearing tests, the staffer who had tested positive was approved to return to work this week. Mr. Siegel said the organization has informed patients coming for in-person visits.
Terry Sawyer, a co-owner of Hog Island, said that two weeks ago a member of his seven-person farm crew tested positive, and that the entire crew remains quarantined while they await their results. In the meantime, he and other management positions were helping out on the farm.
Ken Dunaj, the owner of Building Supply, said that one of his 12 employees tested positive for Covid-19 after going home with a scratchy throat on July 1. Seven other employees are quarantined and awaiting test results.
“The only way we can survive this as a community is to improve testing,” Mr. Dunaj said yesterday. “I’m doing everything I can to protect everyone, but this is the seventh day I’m waiting for test results for employees: Our hands are completely tied from a business standpoint.”
Nevertheless, keeping people at home in the interim was a clear choice, Mr. Dunaj said, though he is short-handed.
“The community is so tight-knit as far as the people that live and work here,” he said. “When you have this tight connectivity, you not only have a responsibility to your own store and own employees, but a much broader responsibility.”