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A city employee was deemed OK to keep working on Monday after an anonymous caller complained incorrectly it turns out that the worker had COVID-19.

A Georgia State Patrol trooper went to the city shop on Monday on an anonymous tip that a city mechanic tested positive for COVID-19 and was at work.

City manager Janice Hall said that report wasn’t true. The city mechanic’s wife had tested positive for COVID-19 and the mechanic had already served a 2-week quarantine as suggested by health officials. And the mechanic had tested positive for COVID-19 antibodies meaning he had had the virus previously. But Hall said he remained asymptomatic and is thought to have recovered. She said she doesn’t know why the doctor tested him for antibodies but not for the virus. Hall said she called the health department and they said there’s no reason he shouldn’t be at work.

Hall said the mechanic is observing safety precautions like the rest of city employees, including wearing masks and socially distancing as much as possible.