An employee at the UniFirst national distribution center in Owensboro has tested positive for COVID-19, the company announced Wednesday.
According to a release, the employee was last at work on March 26 and is currently seeking medical assistance from home.
Upon learning of the team partner’s diagnosis, UniFirst immediately cleaned and sanitized the area in which the individual worked. The company is not aware of any other employees at that location feeling unwell at this time.
However, as a precaution, they have asked anyone else who had close contact with the employee to self-quarantine for a 14-day period in accordance with guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
UniFirst is also in contact with the Green River District Health Department and will follow any additional direction provided.
“We are keenly aware of the vital role our customers play in ensuring that the essential services we all rely upon operate seamlessly during this uncertain time,” the statement from UniFirst reads. “And, we are incredibly thankful to our team partners who are working in service of these customers. As always, the health and safety of our team partners is our top priority; we will continue to adhere to the heightened cleaning, sanitizing, personal hygiene and social distancing guidelines provided by the CDC as well as other directives from local health authorities.”
The Owensboro Health coronavirus hotline is available 24/7 by calling 877-888-6647. Call the hotline before seeking in-person care. More information from OH can be found here.
For the latest information and data on COVID-19 in Kentucky visit kycovid19.ky.gov or dial the Kentucky state hotline at 800-722-5725.
For the latest health guidelines and resources from the CDC, visit their website here.