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After the state's Office of Administration had an office suite at the Harry S. Truman Building disinfected over the weekend, a contractor will continue disinfection at Jefferson City area buildings through the next month.

OA spokesman Chris Moreland said Monday that Suite 840 of the Truman Building was specially cleaned over the weekend "because a team member assigned there was tested for COVID-19 on Friday, March 13. We do not have test results."

Per social distancing guidelines from the state's Department of Health and Senior Services, "team members located in that suite were asked to work remotely until further notice. This impacts approximately 60 people," Moreland said.

A contractor disinfected the suite Sunday, following protocol developed with DHSS that includes "the disinfection of hard surfaces throughout the office suite; soft surface cleaning; and an in-depth cleaning within a 6-foot radius of the area associated with personnel being tested."

Moreland added the contractor will perform general purpose disinfection at buildings in the Jefferson City area, five days a week, through the next month, as a precaution.

"This capability is being developed in other areas of the state to improve the state's ability to respond to COVID-19 disinfection should needs arise," he said.

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