Pete County, NC. (WNCT) On Thursday, July 23, Pitt County Tax Administrator, Sam Koom was informed that a staff member in the tax assessment office had tested positive for CVD-19.
This was added to another positive test from an employee of the same department on Tuesday.
The employee who tested positive on Tuesday had already been out of the office for a week, self-disclosing as a precaution.
The employee who received their test results on Thursday was in the office but left as soon as he learned the results.
Both employees were incomplete, and neither showed any signs of Covid-19 symptoms.
Due to recent security upgrades and renovations at the Tax Assessors Office, which includes wall and glass barriers, the risk of disclosure from these employees to the public was very low, health officials said.
Employees who tested positive became self-isolated during the recovery period and all other employees who were exposed are being properly screened and isolated.
Additionally, the entire building has been cleaned and sanitized.
During this time, for the next two weeks, the tax assessment office will be temporarily unavailable to the public.
During this temporary closure, assessment services are still available through the Pitt County website by calling www.PittCountyNC.gov/TaxAssessor, or 252-902-3425.
This closure only affects the tax assessment office.
The tax collection office is housed in a separate building and will be open to the public at this time.