Dubuque Works facility of John Deere is temporarily suspending production, starting March 30th, after one of its employee was tested positive for COVID-19.
“This weekend, the factory was notified of a confirmed case of COVID-19 in an employee of the facility,” the company said in a statement.
The facility will “undergo a thorough disinfection that meets or exceeds local and state health-department guidance — including 3rd party industrial hygiene assessments,” the company added.
Employees who can work from home will continue to do so. Others will return to work via staggered, scheduled start-ups.
On Friday, March 27th, the company officials released a statement addressing a probable case of COVID-19 in the facility.
Dubuque is reporting a total of 21 cases of COVID-19 (as of March 30th).