2nd Riceland worker tests positive for COVID-19

2nd Riceland worker tests positive for COVID-19
(Source: KAIT-TV)

JONESBORO, Ark. (KAIT) - Riceland Foods confirmed the second case of COVID-19 in its Jonesboro facility, as the company released Monday details on how its protecting members, oil, and rice supplies.

In a news release on May 11, Ashten Adamson Denman, director of marketing at Riceland Foods, said that the second employee is at home currently in quarantine.

The company said the affected work area underwent a deep cleaning and sanitation process to disinfect the area.

This new case didn't affect rice or oil products.

On April 27, the company confirmed its first employee with COVID-19.

Riceland worker tests positive for COVID-19

Riceland Foods said a worker at its Jonesboro Rice Division tested positive for the coronavirus.

All team members who were in close proximity with the worker, who was not identified, have been informed and have also been placed on home quarantine.

"Employees have been instructed to follow the Centers of Disease Control procedures for protecting themselves and their families from COVID-19. To minimize the risk of multiple infections in key business units, Riceland has worked to protect all team members within the organization to ensure normal operations," Denman said.

Riceland also has employees that can work from home doing so to help prevent the spread.

They’ve asked the rest of the employees to not come to work if they have a fever or other symptoms of COVID-19.

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