The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) introduced Monday that certainly one of their workers has contracted coronavirus.
The first to check constructive for COVID-19 from the company, the CDC stated the person is in good situation and is remoted to prevent the unfold of an infection to others. Although CDC headquarters are in Atlanta, Georgia it’s unclear the place the contaminated worker is situated.
“This individual was not involved in the COVID-19 response, has not been present in the CDC workplace since March 6, and was asymptomatic at that time,” the CDC stated in a press release.
The company stated it’ll deep clear the workplace area that the worker labored out of as different employees from the identical area aren’t within the workplace and are teleworking.
The affected person, who has not been within the workplace since March 6, started exhibiting signs of the virus and determined to remain dwelling from work. Laboratory testing later confirmed the presence of the virus.
The CDC has been “taking proactive steps to reduce the risk of infection among its workforce” by encouraging sick workers to remain dwelling, rising the frequency of cleansing at CDC services, canceling massive conferences and employees journey, rising the usage of teleworking amongst employees, and inspiring social distancing and different preventive measures, the company stated.