HUDSON — The Columbia County building at 560 Warren St. in Hudson was closed Friday because of a possible COVID-19 exposure.

The County Clerk’s Office, Department of Motor Vehicles and Real Property Departments were closed Friday and will reopen Tuesday for their regular business hours after the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday Monday.

The building will reopen after it has been thoroughly cleaned by facilities department staff, Columbia County Board of Supervisors Chairman Matt Murell said in a statement on the county website.

Building employees were directed to work from home during the closure, according to the website.

Numbers of positive COVID cases in the Twin Counties have been rapidly increasing over the past several weeks, according to data from health departments in Columbia and Greene counties.

The Columbia County Department of Health has reported 2,349 positive COVID cases since the beginning of the pandemic. From Dec. 14 to Jan. 14, the department reported 1,168 of those cases, with 49.7% of all positive cases in Columbia County since the beginning of the pandemic reported in the past month.

The Columbia County Department of Health reported Thursday afternoon there are 341 active COVID-19 cases in the county. There are 26 people hospitalized because of the virus and two of those individuals are in the intensive care unit. There are 720 county residents in mandatory quarantine.

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