Black Construction reports COVID cluster at one of its barracks


Since March of this year, Black Construction has implemented recommendations, guidelines, and directives by the Department of Public Health and Social Services, to ensure the safety and well-being of its entire workforce.

Over the past eight months, Black stated it has been successful in keeping its entire workforce safe and healthy due to the vigilant measures initiated by the company. The company also implemented sanitary policies and procedures at its Harmon facilities, construction field offices, and its H-2B Workforce Housing facilities.

But on October 29, the company had its first positive case at one of Black’s barracks. Unfortunately, the case eventually evolved into a cluster. With the assistance of DPHSS, Black is continuing to test and monitor the number of positive cases. Black, with the assistance of DPHSS, has begun a rigid testing process over the past three days and will plan to continue testing its entire workforce.

“We will continue to isolate our positive cases, have our personnel receive the best medical treatment, and monitor their progress diligently. Sanitization of our facilities is conducted regularly, however, Black has taken additional measures to conduct deep cleaning of our facilities over the past few days,” the company stated in a news release.

As directed by DPHSS, Black Construction will comply with the directive to cease all construction operations immediately until the order has been lifted and will continue to adhere to the guidance and recommendations of DPHSS.

From the outset of the COVID-19 pandemic, Black Construction stated its number one priority has been to prevent its personnel from exposure and risk of infection.

“We will continue to remain vigilant in the mitigation and monitoring of the virus to the highest extent,” the company assured.