SpaceX reportedly quarantines a dozen employees after 2 workers test positive for COVID-19
- SpaceX has sent over a dozen employees home after an employee and a medic tested positive for the coronavirus, according to a company email seen by the Telegraph.
- SpaceX claimed the risk of the employee having spread the virus is “very low” as they were only on-site for one day last Monday.
- It asked anyone who had had contact with the employee to go home and quarantine for 14 days, and is performing a “video review” of the person’s movements while they were in the office. The medic had contact with 12 people, who have been sent home.
- SpaceX has remained open despite California’s “shelter in place” order, which bans non-essential businesses from opening.
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SpaceX has confirmed two cases of COVID-19 among its staff and sent at least a dozen home, The Telegraph reports.
According to a staff email sent on Monday and seen by The Telegraph, an employee and a medic at SpaceX’s Hawthorne, California premises have the virus.
The employee had tested positive after returning from traveling abroad, and SpaceX claimed in its email that the risk of them having spread the virus to other employees was “very low” and “no …continued .
[Source: Business Insider]