Snap-on closes to sanitize Milwaukee plant as third employee tests positive for COVID-19

Posted at 5:13 PM, Apr 04, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-06 15:09:09-04

MILWAUKEE, Wisconsin — As a third Snap-on employee has tested positive for COVID-19, causing the company to close Friday night to clean and sanitize.

It will remain closed until they determine the optimal time for employees to return.

They previously closed for the weekend of March 20, to disinfect the facility, and say they are actively practicing CDC guidelines to protect employees.

Those that made direct contact with someone who has tested are sent home and asked to self-quarantine, according to the company.

Snap-on says they provide full pay and benefits for the CDC’s recognized two-week quarantine.

Snap-on says they are considered an essential business and strive to remain open.

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