Consolidated Nuclear Security on Monday confirmed a case of a person with COVID-19 at the Y-12 National Security Complex in Oak Ridge.
Information about the case was shared with employees on Monday, March 23.
“The employee is in isolation at home, and affected work areas have been sanitized,” said CNS, which manages Y-12 and another nuclear weapons production plant, the Pantex Plant near Amarillo, Texas.
At Y-12, CNS said other employees who have been in contact with the affected employee have been asked to self-quarantine.
“We will continue to monitor the situation closely and follow guidance from CDC (the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) and provide updates,” CNS said. “As a precaution, all CNS employees have been strongly encouraged to practice social distancing when possible and follow preventive measures. Additional facility cleanings and other steps are under way. “
CNS said there are some employees who have been on international travel with no definitive exposure.
“Those employees are in self-quarantine or at-home isolation until cleared to return to work,” CNS said.
More information will be added as it becomes available.
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