A media spokesperson for Roper Manufacturing in LaFayette, Georgia confirmed Monday morning that another employee had tested positive for the Coronavirus, Friday, June 19th.
The company says they’ve shared the information with other employees; the spokesperson says no other employees are required to quarantine after they’ve consulted with the health department on contact-tracing the exposure – adding that the company has also thoroughly cleaned the area where the employee worked.
Company officials said the company is doing the following to protect employees:
- Modify workspaces to allow for six feet of space between employees as they work, which was necessary in only about 30% of positions.
- In places where six feet of distance is not practicable, they have implemented other measures to provide additional protection, including Plexiglass dividers and additional safety supplies.
- Walkways and other areas where individuals may congregate throughout the plants have been marked off with 6-foot measurements and signage reminding workers to maintain social distancing.
- Seating in cafeterias and break rooms have been spread out to 6-foot distances and capacities limited.
- Conduct audits to monitor social distancing, address issues as employees arrive, and ensure continuous improvement in this area.
(WZQZ Chattooga County Radio)