Three employees of Kraft Heinz have tested positive for COVID-19 and are currently quarantined at home, according to officials with the company.
Senior Vice President of Corporate Affairs Michael Mullen notified OI of the three employees along with what the company is doing to combat the spread of the virus in their facility.
“All three employees and are in self-quarantine at home with full pay,” Mullen said in a statement. “We have taken all necessary steps to identify and notify individuals who worked closely with these employees.”
The company provided a list of steps to allow social distancing and other steps recommended by health officials that have been made policy:
- Along with our regular cleaning process, we disinfect and sanitize all employee touch points within the facility every four hours. We have deep cleaned the production lines where the affected employees worked.
- We’ve displayed posters and digital screen signage in our U.S. manufacturing facilities about the importance of social distancing at our plants and when away from work to keep themselves and their communities healthy and safe.
- Redesigned employee breakrooms and staggered breaks and lunch times.
- We provide face masks to all manufacturing employees and conduct health assessments and temperature checks of employees before they enter our facilities.
“As always, the health and safety of our employees is our top priority,” Mullen said. “From the beginning of this outbreak, we have asked ANY employee who feels unwell to stay home and seek medical assistance and ask that they monitor their own health each day for potential COVID-19 symptoms.”