HR Director explains what occurred, and steps transferring ahead
BEND, Ore. (KTVZ)– The Oregon Well being Authority says 5 staff at Flex Pak Company in Bend have examined optimistic for COVID-19.
The corporate, positioned on Southeast Ninth Avenue, produces covers for lumber, pallets and different dwelling constructing provides.
The outbreak was detected on Sept. 28.
Flex Pak Human Assets Director Janette Goodship stated Wednesday there was an remoted incident the place an worker contracted COVID-19, and isn’t positive how.
One other worker contracted COVID-19 from her dwelling surroundings, got here to work with no signs and certain unfold the virus to different coworkers.
Goodship stated staff do work six ft aside, however when working equipment, they’re in shut contact.
She stated carrying face masks was non-obligatory at one level.
“We had for some time, after which after some time, it did slack off a bit, the place we had been saying if you wish to put on a face masks, put on one—should you do not, as a result of it does get scorching in there. We at the moment are saying you need to put on one,” Goodship stated.
Goodship stated they’ve a workers of 47, and that solely the night time crew staff contracted the virus.
The enterprise does require temperature checks. Goodship stated all however one of many staff concerned confirmed no signs, that one individual had a slight fever.
She stated Flex Pak sanitizes gear recurrently and can proceed to take action.
“The factor is, we are able to do every little thing we are able to after they’re right here, like washing fingers, conserving a secure distance, carrying face masks, hand sanitizer, and sanitizing gear,” Goodship stated. “However when folks depart work, we’ve no management over what they do exterior of labor.”
“That is why we’re doing the temperature checks, asking them have they got signs, asking them have they been round anybody else that has COVID or has signs. I feel that is the one factor anybody can do going ahead.”
Flex Pak doesn’t deal instantly with clients, Goodship stated, so none had been uncovered to the workers who contracted the virus.
To date, she stated, just one worker has returned to work, and so they had been cleared by the Well being Division.