Wodonga's temporary library has re-opened to the public following a coronavirus fright late last week with a Melbourne hotspot resident being inside the building.
But, member for Benambra Bill Tilley has doubled down on his desire for Melbourne to be completely locked down in response to the library near miss and a Wodonga business being forced to briefly close when a customer failed to declare they had been in the state capital.
"This obsession with NSW and saying they have to open up the border is ignoring the elephant in the room. Melbourne has 532 new cases," he said.
"More worrying is the number of people from Melbourne who are still coming to this area, some claiming work but there are anecdotal stories of people coming for funerals last week and family gatherings at the weekend.
"We had the Wodonga library incident on Friday, the LED and shower head replacement workers doing the rounds, Border Heating & Cooling having to put people off work, two separate women going for blood tests after coming from Melbourne and then a compliance checking company again from the COVID capital booking appointments for rental properties.
"We have anecdotal cases of people acquiring permits in questionable circumstances.
"These are just some of the breaches we know.
"I think you could multiply it by 20 to get the true figure."
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The library was shut on Friday and staff working at the time were sent home as a precaution with council confirming police were notified of the incident.
"The person was known to (police) having followed protocols in presenting to police stating they had an exemption to travel," Wodonga Council chief executive Mark Dixon said.
"The council sought DHHS advice and staff were not required to self-isolate and confirmed all appropriate action had been taken.
"Procedures have been tightened to ensure the library continues to be available to our local community.
"We acknowledge there will be reasons for people from other areas coming into our community but ask that they adhere to health advice, limit their movements and travel through Wodonga to their destination."
Meanwhile, La Trobe University has confirmed its policy relating to students from Melbourne and Mitchell Shire returning to Wodonga for the commencement of second semester.
"In line with DHHS requirements, La Trobe staff and students residing in areas with stay at home restrictions are required to limit their movement and stay close to home, even when travelling for a permitted reason," a spokesperson said.
"This means students and staff residing in metropolitan Melbourne and Mitchell Shire are not currently permitted to travel to La Trobe's regional campuses, including Wodonga.
"Catch up arrangements are in place for any students not able to attend a regional campus for face-to-face teaching, including placements, and alternative working arrangements are established for any affected staff.