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Toyota confirms first positive case of COVID-19

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Posted at 8:19 PM, May 21, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-21 20:23:04-04

GEORGETOWN, Ky. (LEX 18) — A Toyota spokesperson confirmed to LEX 18 that someone from the Georgetown plant has tested positive for COVID-19.

The worker is an on-site vendor employee. Toyota officials say that the individual that tested positive for COVID-19 has not worked on-site since May 14 and will remain in self-isolation until cleared by a doctor.

Toyota employees returned to the Georgetown plant on May 11 after it was shut down for more than five weeks.

Toyota's full statement can be found below.

"Earlier this week, TMMK was informed that an onsite vendor employee has tested positive for COVID-19. The vendor employee has not worked onsite at TMMK since May 14. The affected employee will remain in self isolation, and will not return to work until cleared by a physician. The health and safety of our team members, business partners and community are a top priority. We are working with state and local health officials on this issue and will continue to follow their guidance on all proper protocols."