Mill contractors test positive for COVID-19 after working in Baileyville
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.
Beal says the Maine CDC has now opened an investigation.
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