An Aiken carpet plant confirmed one of their associates tested positive for coronavirus on Tuesday.

Shaw Industries, which is based in Dalton, Ga., and has a plant in Aiken, said in a statement, it was notified of the positive test Tuesday and the employee, who has not worked since Friday, is under the care of a medical provider.

The company announced all plants are thoroughly cleaned and disinfected on a regular basis. Plant 78, the Aiken location, has been cleaned and disinfected 19 times since the employee’s last day at work on March 20, according to the statement.

Associates who had close contact with the employee who tested positive have been identified and will self-quarantine, according to the statement. A full risk assessment of the facility was conducted by the company’s risk management and HR teams.

Based on the steps taken at the facility and other assessment factors, the plant will remain operational, Shaw said.

"Our associates’ physical and financial wellbeing remain our priority. Since the emergence of COVID-19 in China, we’ve taken a number of steps to limit our associates’ potential exposure in the workplace and allow them to make the best decisions for themselves and their families," the statement reads. "We continue to monitor the evolving situation closely and make adjustments to our operations, policies and procedures accordingly."

South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control have listed 342 cases and seven deaths due to the coronavirus. Aiken Regional Medical Centers has two confirmed cases.

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