A worker at the Allegiant Stadium site has tested positive for the coronavirus, according to the construction company building the Las Vegas Raiders' new home.
The employee, who hasn’t been in “close contact with any other project workers” while being off for the past week, is self-isolating and won’t return to the site until he’s cleared to do so in two weeks, the Mortenson/McCarthy company said.
The company said the COVID-19 pandemic had already prompted it to implement protocols to mitigate the spread of the virus that has infected at least 249 people in Clark County, six of whom have died.
As a precaution, the location and surrounding areas where the worker labored was shut down and sanitized. “Work continues in other areas of the project that remain unaffected,” the company said.
Company guidelines to try to avoid the virus from entering the construction site:
• Workers who feel sick or have health concerns are asked to stay home.
• When they arrive to work, they go through a verbal screening.
• Social distancing and a reduction of worker concentration were implemented.
• Hygienic practices are emphasized by the increase of sanitation and cleaning stations.
• Employees who can work via teleconference have been asked to do so.