MACON, Ga. — Macon’s Georgia Bureau of Investigation Crime Lab will not be processing autopsies until further notice. 

Bibb County Coroner Leon Jones says the GBI informed him Thursday morning that all bodies that would normally go there should be taken to the GBI Lab in Pooler, because the Macon lab is closed immediately.

He says in addition, the transport crews must wait in Pooler during the autopsy, and then take the bodies back with them once the autopsy is complete.

Nelly Miles with the GBI says it's because they're awaiting test results from an employee "who was exposed to someone with a fever," in an email.

Until the results come in, Macon's lab staff is working from home.

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