The mayor of Bay Harbor Islands declared a state of emergency Wednesday after a town employee decided to self-isolate for possible exposure to coronavirus.
The employee has received emergency medical attention and was told to go home and self-isolate while awaiting further instructions from the Florida Department of Health, the town said in a statement.
Employees who may have had contact with the employee now under self-isolation have been notified to contact their health provider and follow all CDC and department of health guidelines. The town's community center was also closed for a deep cleaning out of an abundance of caution, and all parks have been temporarily closed for sanitization, officials said.
Town officials stressed that there were still no confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Bay Harbor Islands. No cases of coronavirus have been confirmed in Miami-Dade.