After a second worker tests positive for coronavirus at the forthcoming Raiders Allegiant Stadium project in Las Vegas, building company Mortenson/McCarthy released a statement about the two reported cases:
Mortenson/McCarthy was notified today that a worker on the Allegiant Stadium project tested positive for COVID-19. Per the CDC guidelines, and as a result of implementation of social distancing protocols, the worker was not in close contact with any other project worker and has been off site since last week. The individual is now self-isolating for 14 days and will not return to work until cleared to do so.
Mortenson/McCarthy previously implemented stringent cleaning protocols on the project consistent with CDC guidelines. In accordance with those protocols, the area where the worker had been assigned, and the surrounding vicinity, was immediately shut down and sanitized. Work continues in other areas of the project that remain unaffected.
Early in the month, as reported by FOX 5, Nevada OSHA issued a cautionary letter to construction companies in the state about coronavirus prevention and safety procedures after cases were confirmed at Resorts World construction site and the Allegiant Stadium.
"Our highest priority is the health and safety of our team members, project partners and the community," says Mortenson/McCarthy. "We will continue to follow guidance issued by the CDC along with local, state, and federal health authorities. We will implement further changes or adjustments as needed to help protect the health and safety of everyone on the project."
So far, the Allegiant Stadium project is on schedule, but there have been reports that the raiders are looking at other venues to start the season as a precaution if the project is delayed.
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