ROGERS CITY, Mich. — Employees at Carmeuse Lime and Stone in Rogers City may have been exposed to the Coronavirus. In a statement provided by the company, a contractor from Canada had been working at the facility from Mar. 9 to Mar. 11. He then returned to Canada and was tested positive for the virus on Mar. 24. Since the contractor’s last day of working at Carmeuse, three site employees have come down with flu–like symptoms and have been quarantined.
Working with District Health Department #4, the site management team has been unable to confirm whether or not the contractor was infected at the time he was working at the facility. However, the response plan is being developed as if he were. Individuals who have not developed symptoms are not considered at risk because contact with the contractor was over 14 days ago. The three employees who are currently quarantined will remain there until they have been symptom free for 72 hours.
Other employees who were in direct contact with them while they were showing symptoms are being directed by DHD4 to quarantine for 14 days from the last day of contact.