ONLINE AS WE LEARN MORE. KENNY: WE’RE CONTINUING TO LEARN OF NEW CASES OF COVID-19 AS THE STATE PREPARES TO MOVE INTO PHASE TWO. THE LATEST CASES IS AN R.J. REYNOLDS EMPLOYEE. WE’RE TOLD SOMEONE AT THE TOBACCOVILLE PLANT TESTED POSITIVE. THE WORKER IS SELF-ISOLATING AT HOME. THE COMPANY SAYS THEY CLEANED THE EMPLOYEE’S WORK AREA AND EQUIPMENT. AND ADVISED TEAM MEMBERS WHO HAVE BEEN AROUND THIS

Employee at RJR Tobaccoville tests positive for COVID-19, the company said

An employee at RJR Tobaccoville has tested positive for COVID-19, the company said. Click the player above to see other headlines from WXII 12 News According to a news release, the employee is currently at home and resting in self-isolation and won’t return to work until cleared under CDC protocol. “After receiving notification of a positive coronavirus diagnosis, we conducted a thorough cleaning over and above the end-of-shift cleaning on the employee’s work area and equipment, and reached out to other Reynolds team members that may have had routine contact with the sick employee and alerted them of the need for vigilance and preventative health screening for the next two weeks, in accordance with local Health Department requirements,” said Kaelan Hollon, spokesperson for the company. Hollon said that Reynolds started monitoring the COVID-19 situation closely in January and is in regular communication with local health authorities to ensure workplace safety and ensure business continuity. The company doesn’t expect the incident to have an impact on the business, customers or partners.

TOBACCOVILLE, N.C. —

An employee at RJR Tobaccoville has tested positive for COVID-19, the company said.

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According to a news release, the employee is currently at home and resting in self-isolation and won’t return to work until cleared under CDC protocol.

After receiving notification of a positive coronavirus diagnosis, we conducted a thorough cleaning over and above the end-of-shift cleaning on the employee’s work area and equipment, and reached out to other Reynolds team members that may have had routine contact with the sick employee and alerted them of the need for vigilance and preventative health screening for the next two weeks, in accordance with local Health Department requirements,” said Kaelan Hollon, spokesperson for the company.

Hollon said that Reynolds started monitoring the COVID-19 situation closely in January and is in regular communication with local health authorities to ensure workplace safety and ensure business continuity. The company doesn’t expect the incident to have an impact on the business, customers or partners.

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