HUDSON — The Columbia County Office Building closed Thursday after two employees were placed under quarantine.

The two employees were placed under quarantine because of possible direct exposure to people who had tested positive for COVID-19, according to the county’s website

The building was closed Wednesday because of Veterans Day, and will reopen Friday after it has been cleaned and sanitized.

The County announced it was closing out of an abundance of caution Thursday morning on its website and social media pages.

County employees are working from home Thursday.

Columbia County has had a total of 803 positive COVID cases since the beginning of the pandemic. As of Wednesday afternoon there are 109 active cases in the county, 27 people who are in the hospital because of COVID and two people in the intensive care unit.

About 26.1% of all positive COVID cases in the county have occurred in the past month, according to data from the department of health website.

Columbia County has 225 people in mandatory quarantine at this time. Since the beginning of the pandemic, 43 people in Columbia County have died from the virus.

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