WORKERS ON AN OIL PLATFORM IN THE GULF OF MEXICO HAVE TESTED POSITIVE FOR COVID-19 WITH 4 MORE WORKERS HAVING SYMPTOMS. ALL 9 WORKERS WERE EVACUATED TO ONSHORE MEDICAL FACILITIES WHERE THEY WERE, OR WILL BE TESTED. SHELL TELLS US PERSONNEL ON BOARD RIGS ARE BEING REDUCED TO MINIMUM STAFFING LEVELS. IN A STATEMENT, SHELL SAID “OUR PRIORITY REMAINS THE SAFETY AND HEALTH OF OUR PEOPLE AND THE SAFE OPERATIONS OF ALL OUR BUSINESS

9 airlifted from Shell oil rig in Gulf of Mexico for coronavirus treatment

Nine people working on a Shell oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico have been airlifted for medical treatment for the coronavirus. Officials with Shell released the following statement regarding the individuals who tested positive for the virus: “Shell can confirm that five individuals working on a Shell-operated platform in the US Gulf of Mexico have tested positive for COVID-19. In addition, there are four Persons Under Investigation. Of these nine total individuals, seven were evacuated to onshore medical facilities where they were tested. One of those tested was held in observation for 24 hours before being released. All others were released without hospitalization. The remaining two PUIs on the platform were isolated before being evacuated this afternoon for testing at an onshore medical facility. Personnel on Board (POB) is being reduced to minimum staffing levels. Shell’s priority remains the safety and health of our people and the safe operations of all our businesses. We have been and will continue to take steps to protect all employees following guidance from the CDC and local public health officials while maintaining data privacy and individual health confidentiality. In accordance with Shell’s data privacy policy/manual and health privacy laws, we will not comment on the health condition of specific individuals.”

NEW ORLEANS —

Nine people working on a Shell oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico have been airlifted for medical treatment for the coronavirus.

Officials with Shell released the following statement regarding the individuals who tested positive for the virus:

“Shell can confirm that five individuals working on a Shell-operated platform in the US Gulf of Mexico have tested positive for COVID-19. In addition, there are four Persons Under Investigation. Of these nine total individuals, seven were evacuated to onshore medical facilities where they were tested. One of those tested was held in observation for 24 hours before being released. All others were released without hospitalization. The remaining two PUIs on the platform were isolated before being evacuated this afternoon for testing at an onshore medical facility. Personnel on Board (POB) is being reduced to minimum staffing levels.

Shell’s priority remains the safety and health of our people and the safe operations of all our businesses. We have been and will continue to take steps to protect all employees following guidance from the CDC and local public health officials while maintaining data privacy and individual health confidentiality. In accordance with Shell’s data privacy policy/manual and health privacy laws, we will not comment on the health condition of specific individuals.”

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