WENTZVILLE, Mo. — Two employees at General Motor's facility in Wentzville have tested positive for the coronavirus, company officials confirmed Monday.
The employees were exposed outside of the plant.
GM released the following statement Monday:
"We have learned that two members of our team at Wentzville Assembly have tested positive for coronavirus after being exposed outside of work. We believe there is very little risk that anyone inside the plant has been exposed to the virus at work because everyone, including the individuals, have been following our extensive, multi-layered health and safety procedures, which include wearing masks, hand washing and sanitizing, temperature screening and physical distancing."
After 5 On Your Side inquired about the potential for other cases on Wednesday, GM sent another statement:
"The health and safety of our Wentzville team is our first priority. Some positive cases are to be expected until there is a cure for COVID-19. But we are not commenting on individual cases publicly out of respect for our employees’ privacy. To date, we have not had any person-to-person transmission of the virus in our plants since our complete safety protocols have been put in place.
Our safety protocols are designed to help keep the virus out of our plants and prevent its spread if someone does test positive. They are working because of strong teamwork at all our manufacturing sites, including Wentzville."