The Sewell Mill Library and Cultural Center closed on Saturday, Aug. 8 after a library employee tested positive for COVID-19.

Cobb County temporarily closed the Sewell Mill Library and Cultural Center after a library employee tested positive for COVID-19, a county spokesperson said.

After becoming ill, a library employee took a test for COVID-19, according to county spokesperson Ross Cavitt. The employee’s test came back with a positive result, and the county closed the facility for a deep cleaning after learning of the result on Saturday.

The county property management team hired an outside firm to clean the facility, Cavitt said, completing the work late Sunday night.

The library will reopen Thursday for curbside services only from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Cavitt said. Workers from other county libraries have been asked to work at Sewell Mill when it reopens as those who were potentially exposed to the virus self-isolate.

“Once we get closer to the end of the quarantine period, management will determine when Sewell Mill can open its doors again,” Cavitt said.

County library facilities are open on weekdays, but sitting rooms, seats, lounges and other common spaces have remained closed to the public. Libraries throughout the county are closed on weekends.

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