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North Georgia Outlets claim employee tested positive for COVID-19
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The North Georgia Premium Outlet Mall in Dawson County is adding several new stores to its center this season. - photo by File photo

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The North Georgia Premium Outlets have announced that a part-time employee has tested positive for coronavirus (COVID-19).  

According to a statement made on the outlet’s website, the employee, who was employed at an undisclosed “tenant” of the outlet mall, has tested positive for coronavirus, but has not been on site at the mall since March 4. 

The outlet mall “tenant” where the employee worked has since been closed for a deep cleaning and reopened, the notice said. 

“We want to assure you that we have taken the necessary measures to help safeguard our shoppers, our employees and our tenants,” the notice said. 

The release does not disclose where the employee resides or where they were tested. But according to the Georgia Department of Public Health’s daily coronavirus update, as of Sunday afternoon no cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in Dawson County. 

Attempts to reach a spokesperson at North Georgia Premium Outlets for further comment on the situation were unsuccessful as of 7 p.m. Sunday.