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South Valley DMV office in Draper closed after employee tests positive for COVID-19

Posted at 9:05 AM, Jul 13, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-13 15:04:11-04

DRAPER, Utah — An employee at the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) location in Draper tested positive for COVID-19 over the weekend.

Now, the South Valley location is shut down until further notice.

Cleaning crews are doing their best to sanitize the building and make sure it is safe before employees come back to work.

"We certainly recognize that it’s an inconvenience,” said Monte Roberts, Director of the Utah DMV.

Roberts was notified over the weekend that an employee had tested positive.

"They did not come in to work Thursday or Friday," Roberts said. "They went and got tested. I found out about it yesterday (Sunday), so I believe the results were given to them yesterday."

Roberts said the employee contracted the disease from a family member and not from a customer at the DMV. Now the 20-25 employees who also work there, must get tested before operations can resume.

"It's a matter of getting it sanitized and then requesting that each of our employees go get tested just to make sure that they don’t have the virus."

This is frustrating to customers who need to update their vehicle information, but Roberts said the department is trying to make it as easy as possible.

"Yesterday we sent out messages canceling the appointments for this week, notifying customers that they need to reschedule,” Roberts said.

Everyone who needs to reschedule or make a new appointment, is encouraged to do so online.

Here's a link to the DMV website.