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Globe Life Field Worker Tests Positive for COVID-19

Manhattan Construction has implemented a single point of entry for all specialty trades personnel

NBC 5 News

A person working on Globe Life Field has tested positive for COVID-19, according to the company building the stadium.

Manhattan Construction was notified Wednesday of the test results and said in a written statement that the "affected work area has been cleared of personnel and is being sanitized."

Manhattan Construction said they are working on completing punch list items at the Texas Rangers' new stadium.

The company said it implemented new measures, including a single point of entry for all specialty trades personnel, where they would have their temperatures monitored.

Employees will also have wristband that is color-coded for each day to show they went through that point of entry and had their temperature taken, Manhattan Construction said.

All personnel delivering materials to the site will also be required to check in there to get the proper admission to go to the loading dock, according to the company.

Manhattan said the site would also be cleaned during each day. The work day has also been restricted to 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

A total of 25 cases of the new coronavirus have been reported in Arlington as of Sunday afternoon, including one death. There are 139 cases in Tarrant County, which has been under a stay at home order since Tuesday.

Public works, residential and commercial construction are permitted under the order.

How to Avoid COVID-19 Infection:

The best way to prevent infection is to take precautions to avoid exposure to this virus, which are similar to the precautions you take to avoid the flu. CDC always recommends these everyday actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory viruses, including:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.

*Information shared from the Office of Texas Gov. Greg Abbott

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