Toyota confirms COVID-19 cases at Huntsville plant

Toyota confirms COVID-19 cases at Huntsville plant
Toyota engine plant in Huntsville (Source: WAFF)

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WAFF) - Toyota has confirmed that some employees in Huntsville have tested positive for COVID-19.

Spokeswoman Kim Ogle said they cannot share additional details about cases due to employee privacy.

“When we discover a positive case, the affected employee will remain in quarantine, and will not return to work until cleared by a physician,” Ogle said.

“The health and safety of our employees are a top priority and we believe the protocols in place will minimize the spread of COVID-19. Our facility has implemented a number of policies and procedures to help ensure their health and safety,” she said.

Those policies include:

  • Following federal, state, and local health and safety guidelines
  • Taking the temperature of everyone who comes to work at our facility
  • Requiring all employees and visitors to answer a questionnaire to identify any potential exposure risks to COVID-19
  • Practicing social distancing on the job, during lunch and breaks, and during shift changes
  • Implementing appropriate reconfigurations and other physical changes throughout our facilities to promote and facilitate safe practices
  • Use of face masks/coverings, face shields, gloves and hand sanitizer
  • Frequent sanitizing of work stations and high-traffic areas (including break areas and restrooms)
  • Special cleaning protocols as related to contact tracing
  • Implemented a campaign called “Safe Anywhere” that encourages employees to practice Toyota protocols outside of the plant and at home

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