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Mill contractors test positive for COVID-19 after working in Baileyville

Woodland Pulp LLC was notified on Tuesday about the cases of coronavirus.
Woodland Pulp LLC was notified on Tuesday about the cases of coronavirus.(WABI)
Published: Sep. 30, 2020 at 6:50 PM EDT
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BAILEYVILLE, Maine (WABI) - The spokesperson for a Baileyville paper mill says seven out-of-state contractors have tested positive for COVID-19.

Scott Beal says the contractors were at Woodland Pulp during an annual maintenance outage from September 21st to September 25th.

We’re told they were tested after they left and Woodland was notified on Tuesday.

“Out of an abundance of caution, we are setting up with local health professionals to test all of our employees over the next two days. I say out of an abundance of caution because thus far, none of our employees have developed any symptoms related to the virus," Scott Beal said.

In a Facebook post, an official with Calais Regional Hospital says their staff will be on-site Thursday to test around 400 workers.

Due to possible exposure to COVID-19 cases at Woodland Pulp, CRH staff will be on site at the mill tomorrow collecting...

Posted by Calais Regional Hospital on Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Beal says the Maine CDC has now opened an investigation.

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