By Ed Larson
In an update to employees, released March 26, General Electric stated it is supporting two employees at Plant #1 who have tested positive for COVID-19. G.E. indicated in the update that the company could not identify the employees involved or discuss specifics of their conditions due to privacy laws.
The plant had been closed for cleaning but reopened on Thursday, March 26 — one day later than originally planned.
G.E. indicated it was partnering with public health officials on contact tracing and notification of “impacted people” at the site. G.E. added that it is contacting employees who had close contact with these employees and are asking them to self-quarantine. The action being taken in conjunction with public health officials and is consistent with G.E. guidance.
Employees were advised that a deep cleaning and disinfection of the impacted areas of the facility was completed using cleaning protocols defined by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control.