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Employee who visited Shaw Industries in Bainbridge tests positive for coronavirus

Posted at 2:08 PM, Mar 31, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-31 14:08:04-04

BAINBRIDGE, Ga. (WTXL) — Shaw Industries says an employee who recently spent time at plant in Bainbridge has tested positive for COVID-19.

According to the company, the employee was not involved in the day-to-day operations of the plant, and has not been at the plant since March 14.

The individual learned of their positive diagnosis 15 days later on Sunday, March 29.

Upon notification of the positive test, Shaw's HR and risk management worked together to complete a risk assessment for the facility.

In a statement the company sent to ABC 27, the company said "Based on this assessment, the extended length of time since the associate has been present at Plant 70 (15 days), and the regular cleaning and disinfecting practices already in place, further actions, such as temporarily closing the facility, are not needed. "

According to the CDC, symptoms of COVID-19 appear 2-14 days after exposure.

The company says associates at the Baindbridge location, Plant 70, have already exceeded the recommended length of time from exposure for self-quarantine.