(LaPorte, IN ) – The Center Township Trustee’s Office in LaPorte has temporarily shut its doors after an employee tested positive for COVID-19. Center Township Trustee Lisa Pierzakowski said the worker showing no symptoms had herself tested after a family member contracted the virus.
Pierzakowski said she closed the office Wednesday morning after learning of the positive test results. She and her three other staff members were later tested at the Civic Auditorium where the Indiana State Department of Health is running a free COVID-19 testing site until at least the end of August.
Pierzakowski said she’s hoping to know the results by Friday and if nobody else tests positive her office and the food pantry inside it will reopen at full strength next week. “As long as all of the results come back negative they’ll be back to work on Monday,” she said.
Pierzakowski said she plans to be at her office on Friday with a mask and shield on to provide limited services. People showing up in need of food are being given a list of other local providers until the pantry reopens.