Altec employee tests positive for Covid-19, plant measures being taken

Company officials say they were alerted to an employee testing positive to the Covid-19 virus earlier this week and have taken appropriate measures.

Posted: Mar 31, 2020 8:07 PM
Updated: Apr 1, 2020 9:02 AM

(ST. JOSEPH, Mo.) -- St. Joseph's Altec Industries reported that one of its employees has tested positive for the Coronavirus.  

The official word from Altec management came in a release to media saying that earlier this week, an employee notified them of a posititve test for the coronavirus.

They say they identified coworkers in this employee's work area and others this person had prior contact with and notified them to self-quarantine for 14 days.

According to an email sent to employees, two of Altec's facilities were affected -- the warehouse and Derricks.

Corporate officials say affected areas were closed for a deep cleaning.

The email to employees also said that as an essential industry under Homeland Security guidelines, the rest of the location will remain open for businesses.

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