Nascote Confirms Two Employees Tested Positive For COVID-19

Nascote confirmed Tuesday, July 28, that a couple of employees had tested positive for COVID-19.

“As such, we recently learned of two employees from our Nascote Industries facility, that have tested positive for COVID-19,” said Tracy Fuerst, Vice President Corporate Communications & Public Relations in a media statement. “These employees have been placed in home isolation and will continue to be monitored. We also immediately conducted contact tracing and proactively placed four additional employees in home isolation in an abundance of caution.”

A letter sent to Nascote employees on Monday, July 27, confirmed that two employees had tested positive for the coronavirus.

Mark Rudofski said in the letter that Nascote is working with local public health authorities last hey have asked the affected employees to “immediately self-isolate.” The work areas where the employees were working have been fogged and deep cleaned, and steps have been followed  for contact tracing, which included any employees who had direct contact, or within 6 feet, who have been notified.

“In an abundance of caution, these two employees were asked to self-isolate at home until released from quarantine by a qualified medical professional or local health department,” the letter said.

MacLellan has been instructed to conduct ongoing deep cleaning and disinfecting of all the common areas. Anyone who has had direct contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19 or recently traveled to a high-risk area of infection by the CDC and the World Health Organization is to notify a supervisor and human resources department “immediately for next steps.”

“Although this is an unprecedented situation, it is important we continue to maintain production continuity and supply of products to our customer to the extent we can,” Rudofski said in the letter. “Rest assured we have taken all the necessary steps recommended by Magna’s Smart Start Playbook and the local authorities to protect the health and well-being of our, to help avoid the spread of the virus, and to keep the plant clean and disinfected.”

Fuerst said the company is continuing to “emphasize social distancing, wearing proper PPEs and practicing good hand hygiene not only at work, but also outside of our facilities while at home and/or in public to help stop the spread of the virus” as safety precautions.

Here is a complete copy of Magna’s media statement:

“With the ramp-up of manufacturing operations around the world, Magna continues to closely monitor developments related to COVID-19 with a focus on the health and safety of our employees and the communities where we operate.

“As such, we recently learned of two employees from our Nascote Industries facility, that have tested positive for COVID-19. These employees have been placed in home isolation and will continue to be monitored. We also immediately conducted contact tracing and proactively placed four additional employees in home isolation in an abundance of caution.

“As part of our Smart Start Playbook and in conjunction with CDC guidelines, we continue to follow comprehensive protocols on regular cleaning and disinfecting as well as additional safety measures to ensure a healthy work environment.

“We also continue to emphasize social distancing, wearing proper PPEs and practicing good hand hygiene not only at work, but also outside of our facilities while at home and/or in public to help stop the spread of the virus.

“Additionally, our comprehensive medical screening process occurs daily and applies to all employees and temporary workers, contractors and guests entering one of our facilities. All are required to daily temperature check at home and complete a healthscreening questionnaire through our employee app. Upon a “green” result only, entry into a facility is allowed.”

The Nashville News will continue to update this post as more information becomes available.

5 Comments

  1. Anonymous on August 1, 2020 at 11:13 am

    The Families First Coronavirus Response Act, also known as the Response Act, requires employers to provide paid sick and family leave to employees impacted by COVID-19. It was signed in to law March 18, 2020. Further, sick time, pto, vacation, short-term disability can all be used. And supplemental insurance plans such as AFLAC (which are not major medical plans) are great because they pay a cash benefit ($200-$500 depending on plan) to you directly every day you are out of work; is not restricted by any other benefits; and is portable. Not to mention we’ve all heard the advice for years to put 6-8 mos worth of take-home pay in savings…and this pandemic is a perfect example of why everyone should and what those funds are meant to be used for. I think we’ll see a lot more people saving now making sure they have that (now 8-12 month) cushion for emergencies.

  2. Anonymous on July 30, 2020 at 7:07 pm

    Wearing our masks, washing our hands and social distancing when we can yet people have still tested positive and other are having to get tested. How are these people getting paid? How are their families being taken care of and bills getting paid if they arent making a wage? Are they allowed to apply for unemployment?

    • Anonymous on August 3, 2020 at 8:48 am

      Update… now if you take vacation time and go out of town/state for a extended time when you return you now have to self isolate ( which is good) but if you don’t have the time to take, you are given a point and can point t out and be fired. I don’t think Nascote can do that… you are telling them to self isolate….Can we say lawsuit waiting to happen

  3. Anonymous on July 29, 2020 at 5:31 am

    WEAR YOUR MASK, WASH YOUR HANDS, DON’T PICK YOUR NOSE.

    • Anonymous on July 29, 2020 at 3:26 pm

      Can u scratch your ass?????

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