Algoma Steel CEO Michael McQuade issued a memo to employees that a supplier employee tested positive for COVID-19. The supplier employee visited the plant on March 12th from another province.
An Algoma Steel employee has been in quarantine since March 19th with COVID-19 symptoms. Algoma Public Health confirms there is one positive COVID-19 case but not the Algoma Steel employee.
McQuade said that “Algoma Public Health has advised the likelihood of transmission is low however out of an abundance of caution we have notified those employees who were in contact with the individual and asked them to stay home and self-monitor for the remainder of the 14-day window.”
“The health and wellbeing of everyone at our workplace remain our top priority,” McQuade’s memo said.
Algoma Steel restricted visitors to the plant and discontinued all business travel.