BATON ROUGE, LA (BRPROUD) The DOW chemical plant has confirmed that one of its contract employees has tested positive for co-vid 19. The employee was based in the plant located in Plaquemine, La.
See the full release below that was posted on the Dow Louisiana Operations Facebook page
Dow confirms that a contract employee who worked on site in Plaquemine from March 2nd until March 11th has tested positive for COVID-19. This individual’s work was contained to one production unit on site, our LHC unit. The individual’s work team has been notified by the contract company. It was communicated to Dow that the contract work team has been tested for COVID-19 and will be quarantined. Dow notified all other plant personnel. All other personnel outside of the individual’s work team is considered low-risk of exposure.
Dow implemented a well-established site infection control plan which is part of our pandemic plan and procedures at the onset of the virus. Recognizing that not all of our employees can do their jobs remotely, our manufacturing sites are continuously evaluating our staffing plans as well as on-site health and safety actions to manage through this period.
The chemical sector is critical to the global infrastructure, and government officials encourage our industry to maintain safe operations. We are actively managing the situation to ensure we are operating in the safest and most reliable manner.
We’ll provide more information as it is made available.