Coronavirus in Tennessee: 3 test positive at Maryville Newell plant


MARYVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) – Newell Brands has confirmed three individuals at its plant have tested positive for COVID-19.

Operations in the area where the three individuals who tested positive for the novel coronavirus worked were temporarily suspended for deep cleaning, Newell Brands said in a statement. These are the only confirmed cases in the facility.

The well-being of our employees is unequivocally our number one priority. We’ve implemented a number of additional safety measures to keep our employees safe during the pandemic, including providing masks, taking temperatures of employees upon arrival, stringent visitor protocols and screenings, zero contact and safe distancing measures, enhanced cleaning procedures, and emergency paid sick days. Employees were notified that three individuals have confirmed cases of COVID-19 and as a result suspended operations temporarily in the area where they work to allow for deep cleaning. These are the only confirmed cases in the facility.

Newell Brands company spokesperson

This is a developing story and we’ll continue to update the details as they become available.

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