Facebook contractor in Seattle tests positive
An employee of the Web organization Fb walks by way of the courtyard of the business campus in Menlo Park, California.
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A Fb worker primarily based in one particular of its Seattle offices examined favourable for the coronavirus, and the organization is encouraging all 5,000 personnel in the location to do the job from home the rest of the month.
“A contractor centered in our Stadium East place of work has been diagnosed with COVID-19. We have notified our personnel and are following the advice of community overall health officials to prioritize everyone’s health and protection,” a company spokesperson reported.
Facebook is closing its Stadium East business office right until Monday, the conclusion of the incubation interval for the contractor, who was last in the business office on Feb. 21.
The corporation is encouraging all Seattle-dependent personnel to work from residence until March 31, centered on King County’s updated guidance. Washington state has reported the major variety of coronavirus conditions in the United States. Ten folks in the condition have died from the virus as of Wednesday night time. Health and fitness officials have claimed at minimum 39 confirmed instances, while 231 men and women continue to be less than supervision.
Earlier this week, a Seattle-based mostly worker of Amazon examined beneficial for COVID-19.
Amazon notified workforce of the update in a memo, indicating, “The employee went house feeling unwell on Tuesday, February 25 and has not entered Amazon offices considering the fact that that time.”
-CNBC’s Ryan Ruggiero contributed to this report.