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GE Appliances' Roper plant on Monday reported that a worker at its LaFayette, Georgia, factory has tested positive for the coronavirus.

MarySusan Abell, a company spokeswoman, said that based on Centers for Disease Control guidelines along with guidance from public health officials, there are no co-worker quarantines required after thorough contact tracing.

"The area where the employee worked has been thoroughly cleaned," she said.

Abell said the information was shared with employees at the oven production plant so that they will have the most accurate information about health concerns.

"We understand it's an unsettling time in our country with the growing number of cases and commit to being as transparent as we can during this time of crisis," she said.

In mid-May, the plant had an employee test positive for the coronavirus, the company said then.

GE Appliances said it has completed "significant work" to modify its factories and how work is done to protect employees.

"Our first priority has been to modify our jobs and workspaces to allow for six feet of space between employees as they work, which was necessary in only about 30% of positions," the company said. "In places where six feet of distance is not practicable, we have implemented other measures to provide additional protection, including Plexiglass dividers and additional safety supplies."

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