A Lincoln company remains open after an employee tests positive for COVID-19

Another large company in Lincoln is taking precautions after an employee informed them on Wednesday they tested positive for COVID-19.
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ANOTHER LARGE COMPANY IN LINCOLN IS TAKING PRECAUTIONS AFTER AN EMPLOYEE INFORMED THEM ON WEDNESDAY THEY TESTED POSiTIVE FOR COVID-19.
ZoETIS HAS CHOSEN TO STAY OPEN WHILE OTHER COMPANIES LIKE AMERITAS CLOSED THEIR HEADQUARTERS IN LINCOLN AFTER A COVID-19 DIAGNOSIS.

ZOETIS VICE PRESIDENT Bill Price SPOKE WITH CHANNEL 8 AND SAYS THE COMPANY HAS MADE CHANGES, HAVING SOME EMPLOYEES WORK REMOTELY AND STAGGERING HOURS TO KEEP SOCIAL DISTANCING.
HE ALSO SENT A STATEMENT TO CHANNEL 8 SAYING IN PART, “We are following guidance from the local health department and taking additional measures to ensure the safety of colleagues.”

IN THE STATEMENT, PRICE ALSO SAYS THE FACILITY HAS BEEN SANITIZED WHERE THE EMPLOYEE WORKED AND ALL OTHER EMPLOYEES WHO MAY HAVE BEEN IN CONTACT WITH THAT PERSON WERE TOLD TO SELF-ISOLATE.

Channel 8 ASKED THE CITY HEALTH DIRECTOR IF IT WAS OKAY FOR BUSINESSES TO STAY OPEN AFTER HAVING AN EMPLOYEE TEST POSiTIVE.
PAt Lopez RESPONDED SAYing QUOTE: “The health department cannot comment about the operations of a private business but businesses are educated on the guidelines of the CDC and recommendations are based on workplace situation and exposure.”

Governor Pete Ricketts  adds local businesses should continue to look out for their employees.
“ALL EMPLOYERS TO TAKE THOSE COMMON SENSE STEPS IN REGARDS TO HOW AM i PROTECTING MY TEAMMATES AND HOW AM I PROTECTING THE PUBLIC,” says Ricketts.
ZOETIS CONTINUES TO STAY OPEN AND ACTIVE DURING THIS TIME.

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