3 more port employees positive for COVID-19

57

Port General Manager Rory J. Respicio announced that three more Port Authority employees tested positive for COVID-19.

The Port’s Contact Tracing Team identified 11 Port employees as close contacts to its 12th COVID-19 case, and in working closely with the Department of Public Health and Social Services (DPHSS), made arrangements for all of them to be tested. Testing is scheduled for tomorrow morning at DPHSS’ Northern Clinic.

“Three out of the 11 employees experienced COVID-19 symptoms as early as last Friday, October 9, 2020, and have not been at work since the onset of their illness. They followed the Governor and DPHSS’ directives by staying home because they were sick, and as a result of them being extremely responsible, no additional Port employees have been identified as close contacts,” said Respicio.

The latest positive cases bring the Port’s total COVID-19 positives to 15 Port employees. In total, the Port Contact Tracing Team has been able to identify 349 cases of close contact exposure and has coordinated testing for all exposures with DPHSS.

“Our thoughts are with our employees who have tested positive and we pray for their full and speedy recovery,” Respicio said.

##