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Four COVID-19 cases confirmed at Flowers Baking Company in Thomasville

Posted at 3:08 PM, Apr 21, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-21 15:13:35-04

THOMASVILLE, Ga. (WTXL) — Flowers Baking Company has confirmed that four workers at its Thomasville headquarters have tested positive for the coronavirus.

The company says they have worked to determine who may have been in close contact with affected team members and may need to self-quarantine.

For those who do self-quarantine, there is absolutely no retaliation.

The company also stated "we are taking all necessary precautions to ensure the safety of our team, including mandatory wellness screening of all team members and essential visitors prior to their admittance to the bakery. This week, we’re also starting temperature screening of everyone entering the bakery and we have face masks available to team members who wish to wear them."

In addition, the company is conducting daily enhanced cleaning of common areas and frequently touched surfaces.

They have also reached out the local health department for guidance.

Just last week, the company announced that it has temporarily stopped production at its bakery in Tucker, Georgia. That location is expected to resume production on or around April 27.

Workers at Flowers are constantly being reminded of the steps they can take to keep themselves and their co-workers safe.
This includes social distancing, handwashing, and not coming to work if they are ill.

The company stated "with all the challenges being faced, our team is doing an incredible job providing food for our community."