The Guilford County Animal Shelter has suspended pet adoptions after an employee tested positive for COVID-19. 

Shelter officials say at least one person has tested positive for the virus and is currently in self-quarantine.

According to a news release, the shelter is working with county health officials to determine when that individual may return to work. All other Animal Services staff are being tested for the illness, and the building is undergoing a deep cleaning.

Pet adoptions will be put hold until May 19 unless the county determines adoptions can resume sooner.

In the meantime, people may continue to drop off stray animals with no appointment but will have to surrender the animal at the gate.

Previously arranged adoptions will be rescheduled. Animal control officers will continue to respond to emergency and high-priority calls only.

For the most up-to-date information on coronavirus in North Carolina, visit our Live Updates blog here. WFDD wants to hear your stories — connect with us and let us know what you're experiencing.

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