McCaysville, Ga. – The City of McCaysville released an official statement this morning, April 2, informing the public that Mayor Thomas Seabolt has tested positive for Covid-19.
The statement said that Seabolt is self quarantining at home for the next 14 days and when last spoken to he sounded “healthy and was in good spirits”. Seabolt has notified everyone that he has been in contact with so that they can take appropriate steps.
Seabolt is reported to be doing well and is able to work from home.
Also of concern is McCaysville Chief of Police Michael Earley. Earley had been in the same room with Seabolt several times over the past week. Proper social distancing protocols were followed by Earley and Seabolt during these meetings.
At this time Earley has not been tested. He is self quarantining until he can be tested and cleared of any possible infection.
In the statement released by the city reassurance is given to citizens that “the Chief is continuing to do his duties from home, and the McCaysville Police Department’s chain of command remains intact”.
FYN will follow this developing story and bring you further details as they become available to the public.
The City of McCaysville Declared a Public Health Emergency on March 24, 2020. You can read about this declaration by clicking the link : McCaysville Declares Public Health Emergency
As of April 1, 2020, The Georgia Department of Health was reporting 4,748 positive cases of Covid-19 in the state. Of these cases 1,013 remain hospitalized. Fannin County was reported to have six positive cases at this time.