31 Core Tech employees test positive for COVID-19; mass testing to begin


Thirty-one employees of construction giant Core Tech International (CTI) have contracted the COVID-19 virus.

They are currently in isolation receiving daily medical treatment and are being closely monitored.

In a news release, Core Tech stated it remains committed to assisting the employees in any way to help them fully recover.

Company contact tracing commenced immediately and CTI is working in close
consultation with the Department of Public Health and Social Services to conduct mass testing.

Deep cleaning of all work areas, common spaces, and barracks facilities have already been conducted and is routinely performed for the safety of the employees.

“We would like to thank the Department of Public Health and Social Services for their assistance with our positive cases and facilitating mass testing for our entire workforce,” said Conchita Bathan, Core Tech International Chief Executive Officer.

She added: “We remain committed to providing a safe working environment for our employees and helping them get back to full health. We also want to express our gratitude for the assistance of the local medical community in helping us care for our affected workers.”

CTI has approximately 1,300 workers who will be tested over the course of the next few days in an effort to identify those who may have the virus, including those who may be asymptomatic and to ensure the entire workforce is healthy before they return to the job sites.

Bathan said CTI has been fully committed to complying with all Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and DPHSS mandates to prevent the spread of COVID-19 among its workforce and job sites.

“The health, safety, and well-being of our employees and our community is paramount, and we have remained vigilant in mandating the use of masks, proper sanitization, and social distancing,” the company stated.