California lottery closes office after employee tests positive for Coronavirus

The other 8 offices outside Sacramento will remain closed to the public but open to employees

Lottery’s eight other offices will remain closed to the public but open to workers.

US.-The California Lottery has closed its Sacramento office to employees after one tested positive for Coronavirus, according to a staff email sent by the lottery on Friday night.

“We continue to operate to meet our mission, but out of an abundance of caution and to protect our staff’s health, we have closed the Sacramento district office to all staff until it can be cleaned and sanitised,” lottery spokesman, Jorge DeLaCruz,  said in an email.

Although the lottery offices were closed to the public since March 18, employees were still working from the office. After one employee tested positive for Covid-19, all other members of staff were advised to contact a local public health department for guidance.

The lottery’s eight additional offices outside Sacramento will remain closed to the public but open to employees, DeLaCruz said.

According to Lottery Post, the lottery is the latest California government department to close offices as part of its virus response. The Department of Motor Vehicles announced this week that it was closing all of its district offices until April 1 and working to move more services online.

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