One more Port employee tests positive for COVID-19

Port General Manager Rory J. Respicio (PNC file photo)

The Port’s Contact Tracing Team has identified another Port employee positive for COVID-19, however, they say no additional employees have been exposed.

Port General Manager Rory J. Respicio was informed last night that an employee who was identified as a close contact of a previous case had tested positive for COVID-19. However, the employee stayed home from work since the onset of symptoms and as a result there are no additional employees identified as potential close contacts with this latest case.

The latest positive cases brings the Port’s total COVID-19 positives to 19 Port employees. In total, the Port Contact Tracing Team has been able to identify 396 cases of employee close contact exposure and has coordinated testing for all exposures with DPHSS. 

“We are keeping our Port strong family members who are sick in our thoughts and prayers every day and we look forward to their full recovery and return to work,” Respicio said.