A second employee at the Y-12 National Security Complex in Oak Ridge has tested positive for COVID-19.
Consolidated Nuclear Security, the federal contractor that manages and operates the nuclear weapons production plant, said it learned of the positive test result on Friday.
The second employee is from the same work area as the first employee who tested positive, CNS said Friday night. CNS confirmed the first case on Monday.
The second employee was quarantined earlier this week and remains in isolation at home, and the affected work locations were disinfected earlier this week, CNS said Friday.
Information about the second case was shared with employees on Friday, March 27.
“Additional employees in contact with the affected employee have been asked to self-quarantine as per the CDC’s (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) guidelines,” CNS said.
The contractor, which also manages and operates the Pantex Plant near Amarillo, Texas, has not said where the two employees work at Y-12.
More information will be added as it becomes available.
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