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Credit union employees test positive

Ravenswood location closed until Sept. 28

RAVENSWOOD — Several positive COVID-19 cases linked to Ravenswood Federal Credit Union were reported by the Jackson County Health Department.

According to a press release from the the credit union, several employees tested positive and the Ravenswood location will be closed until Sept. 28.

All employees who tested positive and anyone who came in contact with them have been notified and are in quarantine, the release said.

“The first priority of RFCU is to keep their staff and the general community as safe as possible during this pandemic. In fact, Ravenswood Federal Credit Union implemented safety precautions within their office when the pandemic began in March,” the release said.

With the new protocols of increased sanitizing after each customer, limited in-person transactions and masked employees, the credit union feels the general public is at low risk for the exposure.

However, for any customer who conducted business at the credit union between the dates of Sept. 8 and Sept. 11, the credit union encourages them to reach out to the Jackson County Health Department to see about testing.

“Ravenswood Federal Credit Union is working with the Health Department to identify any additional close contacts. The Health Department has a vital role in the tracking of this disease outbreak,” the release said.

The Jackson County Health Department, as of Tuesday morning, reported 236 overall positive cases with 14 active cases, one hospitalization, 22 deaths and 200 success stories. They can be reached at 304-372-2634.

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