By Southern Torch Staff
FORT PAYNE, Ala. — According to a statement from Patrick S. Carroll, President of Environmental Solutions Group, two employees at Heil have tested positive for the novel coronavirus.
Read the full statement below:
"Today, we had our first two positive COVID-19 tests at our Heil facility. After investigating thoroughly, it has been determined that the COVID-19 exposure occurred externally to the Heil plant for both cases.
Because of the conscientiousness of our team members following strict COVID-19 protocols, we were able to identify small groups of potentially exposed team members (two color-coded work areas), test those team members quickly at our onsite Heil health clinic, sanitize the applicable work areas, and send the potentially affected team members home awaiting test results. These team members will be able to return to work after a negative COVID-19 test result.
We have been preparing for our response to positive COVID-19 case(s) for several months, and we are proud of our onsite Heil health clinic and staff with the quick response and ability to test large numbers of people for COVID-19.
Thanks to all of our ESG team members for your continued diligence with our COVID-19 procedures to protect your fellow ESG co-workers, our families, our communities, and our customers.
Stay safe and healthy everyone!"