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Virginia Beach STIHL facility reports 2 employees test positive for coronavirus

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Posted at 7:00 PM, May 02, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-02 19:00:45-04

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. - A manufacturing Virginia Beach company reports two employees have tested positive for coronavirus.

The company sent an email informing all employees of the cases and the measures being taken to lower risks of the virus spreading.

According to the email, as of Thursday, two employees from the Virginia Beach facility tested positive for coronavirus.

STIHL officials say the two cases are unrelated and did not originate from the workplace.

Both employees notified STIHL when they were being tested and immediately informed the company of their test results.

As a result, STIHL hired a decontamination service, Clean Harbors, to clean and disinfect the 4282 line. The company also says they verified that all the common areas the employees informed they had visited had already been cleaned and disinfected on Saturday, two days after the employee’s last day at work.

STIHL urges employees to practice social distancing and CDC guidelines of face coverings.

In the email, STIHL says the only other positive case of an employee that they are aware, has fully recovered and returned to work at the branch in Connecticut.

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