TUPELO, Miss. (WTVA) - An employee at the Cooper Tires plant in Tupelo tested positive for the coronavirus, the company confirmed Thursday.
The company released the following statement to WTVA:
Protecting the health and safety of those who work in Cooper facilities is our first priority at all times, and certainly during the global coronavirus pandemic. An employee at our Tupelo facility has tested positive for coronavirus. Our thoughts are with the employee for a rapid recovery. We have completed contact tracing to identify whom the individual has been in close contact with, and who may have potentially been exposed, and we have communicated with them. Cooper operates under a set of comprehensive health and safety protocols, that include required employee/contractor health disclosures, social distancing and physical barriers, visitor restrictions, frequent cleaning and disinfecting of facilities, wearing facial coverings where required, etc. These protocols are in line with recommendations from Cooper’s Medical Director, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the World Health Organization. We have specifically cleaned and thoroughly disinfected equipment and the entire Tupelo facility. The plant continues to operate as normal.