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Mt. Juliet, Tenn. - The City of Mt. Juliet is adjusting services at City Hall after an employee tested positive for COVID-19. The employee is at home, self-isolating under the care of a health care professional, and they were last at work on Friday, March 27, 2020.
"To ensure we continue to do our part to limit the spread of the virus, I have instructed all City Hall staff not to report to City Hall until Monday, April 6," stated City Manager Kenny Martin. "I’ve been in contact with local health officials to ensure our plan aligns with prevention guidelines, and they all agreed this was the best approach."
The City of Mt. Juliet will ensure all essential operations continue, but the community should understand that there may be some disruption in other processes. The following departments are affected: Finance, City Beatification, Planning & Zoning, Building Codes (excluding inspectors), and Human Resources. Staff members who can work remotely are doing so and continue to work hard to ensure our community’s needs are a priority.
"Our staff, across all departments, took COVID-19 precautions very early in this journey, but the spread is wide, and this is an example that anyone can be infected. Everyone needs to do their part and stay home if at all possible," stated City Manager Kenny Martin. "We are grateful that our employee can self-isolate at home, and we will continue to support our dedicated employee through their recovery."
A professional cleaning service is currently in the process of cleaning and deeply sanitizing City Hall offices and common areas. The City of Mt. Juliet encourages everyone to follow the guidance from the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention as the Nation fights the COVID-19 virus.