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Another construction worker at Allegiant Stadium tests positive for COVID-19

Posted at 3:55 PM, Apr 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-09 00:01:59-04

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — A worker on the Allegiant Stadium project tested positive for COVID-19, the construction company Mortenson/McCarthy was notified on April 7.

The individual, who was not in close contact with other workers pursuant to safe distancing protocols, was on-site for one week and left the job site on April 2 prior to experiencing COVID-19 symptoms. The individual is now in self-isolation and will not return to work until cleared to do so.

Mortenson/McCarthy released this statement:

Our highest priority is the health and safety of our team members, project partners and the community. We will continue to follow guidance issued by the CDC along with local, state, and federal health authorities. We will implement further changes or adjustments as needed to help protect the health and safety of everyone on the project.

Mortenson/McCarthy previously implemented stringent cleaning protocols on the project consistent with CDC guidelines.

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In accordance with those protocols, the area where the worker had been assigned, and the surrounding vicinity, was immediately shut down and sanitized. Work continues in other areas of the project that remain unaffected.

Mortenson/McCarthy has the following preventative policies and procedures in place on the project to minimize the risk of coronavirus:
• Strict Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidance including directing team members who feel sick or have health-related concerns to stay home
• A verbal health screen of all workers is conducted prior to beginning work on site
• Implementation of social distancing and recommended personal hygiene practices
• Reduced worker concentrations
• Increased sanitation and cleaning throughout the project site including high traffic areas, which are sanitized multiple times per day. Those areas are further monitored to ensure appropriate social distancing. Hand wash stations and sanitizers are available throughout the project site
• Implementation of a COVID-19 Compliance Team to ensure adherence to local, state and national laws/recommendations.
• Staggered start times to minimize the quantity of workers entering the project at the same time.
• Working with customers and trade partners to adjust workflows as necessary
• Implementation of teleconferencing where applicable
• Large group activities were suspended March 16