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Coronavirus outbreak confirmed at Bangor trucking company

Four positive cases at Hartt Transportation are linked to administrative staff
Maine CDC identifies three cases that are epidemiologically linked at Hartt Transportation in Bangor
Maine CDC identifies three cases that are epidemiologically linked at Hartt Transportation in Bangor
Published: Sep. 10, 2020 at 9:25 AM EDT
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BANGOR, Maine (WABI) - Four employees testing positive for coronavirus at Hartt Transportation in Bangor, which is considered an outbreak.

Company president Jeff Castonguay says all of the affected workers are inside office personnel.

They are in quarantine and no one was hospitalized.

The entire office administration staff in Bangor was tested, according to Castonguay. 71 of the 75 tests came back negative.

He says truck drivers and other operational staff are not being tested because they were not exposed to those who tested positive. Castonguay says that instruction came from the Maine CDC.

Maine CDC Director Dr. Nirav Shah said they will now focus on the positive cases and try to figure out how the virus spreads.

Dr. Shah, said, “Did they all work on the same shift? Were they all on the same meeting together? Once we get a better sense of what their common exposures may have been, we can then reach out to others who may have been in that meeting, let’s just say hypothetically.”

Shah says anyone exposed will be enrolled in the contact tracing system.

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