Sheldon, Iowa — An employee of one of the largest manufacturers in Sheldon has tested positive for COVID-19. But the employee hasn’t been at work in nearly two weeks.
Rosenboom Machine and Tool’s Director of Human Resources, Jack Schreurs, confirmed that an employee who works in Rosenboom’s Sheldon facility tested positive for COVID-19. Schreurs reports that the affected employee last worked on Thursday, April 30th, and did not have any virus symptoms. He says symptoms began during the employee’s scheduled three-day weekend in which time the employee did test positive for COVID-19.
Company officials were notified of the positive results the following Monday morning, May 4, and, as per Rosenboom protocol, Schreurs says they contacted an O’Brien County health official to report the incident and receive instructions regarding procedures required to ensure the safety of other Rosenboom team members. The employee’s work area, as well as adjacent work areas, were temporarily shut down and sanitized.
The affected employee has not reported to work since April 30th. Schreurs states that Rosenboom has been striving to implement preventative measures recommended by federal and state offices and will continue its efforts to keep all of their employees safe. He says those same standards will be applied to determine when the affected team member will be allowed to return to work.