The City of Napoleon reported Wednesday that one of its employees tested positive for COVID-19 recently.

City officials said they received confirmation last week on the positive test. However, since the employee is not a resident of Henry County, there remains no confirmed cases reported for the county.

The employee — who has not been publicly identified — arrived at work one day with symptoms of COVID-19. Per updated city policies, the employee’s supervisor identified the symptoms and sent the employee home.

The employee went to the doctor and received the test. They then remained at home and did not return to work.

As of March 31, the remaining employees of the department have been deemed safe and not at risk of contracting COVID-19. Officials said the employee has recovered and will be returning to work soon.

According to published reports, in Northwest Ohio there have been no reported cases of COVID-19 in Williams, Henry, Paulding or Putnam counties, with five cases in Defiance County and two in Fulton County.

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