Mountaire Farms employee tests positive for COVID-19
SELBYVILLE, Del. – Mountaire Farms says they have confirmed one of their employees from their Selbyville plant has tested positive for COVID-19.
According to a press release the employee has not been at work at the facility for 13 days and is currently recovering at a local hospital and could be released as soon as Wednesday.
A spokesperson says that according to Delaware Health Department guidelines, 15 employees who may have worked closely with the employee were sent home Tuesday. We’re told none of them have shown any signs of illness and their temperatures were normal.
“Our thoughts and prayers are with this employee and their family, and we are grateful that this individual is recovering,” said Phillip Plylar, president of Mountaire Farms. “Our teams have been ready for this and we don’t expect this to interrupt our operations. We’ve enacted our COVID-19 Action Plan, and are taking all necessary precautions to protect our workforce. Our facilities are disinfected every night and we are redoubling our efforts to thoroughly clean and disinfect our common areas and cafeterias to protect our workforce.”