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Macon GEICO employee tests positive for COVID-19

A news release says the person has been released from the hospital and is now back at home.

MACON, Ga. — An employee at GEICO's Macon office has tested positive for COVID-19

That’s according to a news release from the company.

The release says the company learned the employee tested positive Wednesday night.

That person has been released from the hospital and is now back at home.

This is the first confirmed case of coronavirus at GEICO’s Macon office.

According to the release, over 6,000 Macon employees are working from home.

“With associates at home continuing to serve our customers, our Macon buildings and workstations are being thoroughly sanitized using recommended guidelines,” the release says.

The best way to protect against COVID-19 is to practice germ prevention: 

  • Wash your hands often with soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water a not available, us an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. 
  • Avoid touching your nose, eyes and mouth with unwashed hands. • Avoid close contact with people who are ill. 
  • Stay home when you are sick. 
  • Cover your cough and sneeze with a tissue, then dispose of the tissue. If a tissue is not available, use the inside of your elbow to cover yourself. 
  • Regularly clean and disinfect high-touch objects and surfaces. 

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