After conflicting reports, Wayne Farms has confirmed that an employee from the “Enterprise Facility” in Jack has tested positive for COVID-19.
According to a news release, the affected employee is no longer in the work place and is under self-quarantine. The employee will need a certification from a health care provider confirmed that they are disease-free before returning to work, according to the release.
Wayne Farms spokesman Frank Singleton said that all company protocols were followed with the employee leaving work to seek medical care after the first sign of symptoms.
“The company’s Occupation Health Team is working in tandem with public health and medical officials to investigate and identify any further potential exposure and is monitoring those employees in accordance with CDC guidelines,” Singleton said. “In addition, the facility has undergone stringent cleaning and sanitation procedures to confirm the facility is a clean and safe environment, and enhanced sanitation will continue.
“Importantly, the company has commenced daily temperature checks using infrared thermometers at workplace entrances for all employees and visitors at the Enterprise facility.”
Singleton said that he was unaware of what county the employee resides in and Coffee County EMA Director James Brown said that he was still waiting on confirmation from the Alabama Department of Public Health to confirm the case and what county the resident resides in.