LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — Officials at Allegiant Stadium report new positive cases of COVID-19 amid workers at the construction site.
The company says the site has experienced seven confirmed positive cases to date and continues to express that "strict social distancing protocols" are in place.
Read the full statement from Mortenson-McCarthy Joint Venture, the sports construction company contracted to work on the stadium, below:
April 28, 2020
Update on COVID-19 at Allegiant Stadium Mortenson/McCarthy’s highest priority is the health and safety of our team members, project partners and the community. Since the onset of COVID-19, more than 4000 craft workers and various trade partners and vendors have been on site and the project has experienced a total of 7 confirmed positive cases to date.
All cases were limited in contact with others on site pursuant to strict social distancing protocols in place. We continue to collaborate with local labor groups and take immediate precautions to minimize the risk of coronavirus transmission.
Starting the week of April 20, additional health and safety measures were added on the project. Face coverings are now required for all workers and site visitors; we have implemented an on-site permit process for project partners that details additional controls and safeguards for work completed on site; we have increased monitoring to further ensure compliance amongst all workers and we have also shifted certain work activities to a night shift in an effort to reduce congestion within certain areas of the project.
We continue to follow guidance on COVID-19 issued by the CDC along with local, state, and federal authorities. Our team will implement changes and adjustments as needed or identified to help protect everyone on the Allegiant Stadium project.