As COVID-19 continues to spike in the state of Louisiana, workers at the Mercedes Benz Superdome — home of the New Orleans Saints — are among the victims.
Of the 275 workers renovating the Mercedes Benz Superdome, 32 of them — a stunning 11.6% — tested positive.
Mercedes Benz Superdome announces that an astounding 11.6% of workers — 32 of the 275 — renovating the building have tested positive for the Coronavirus.— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) June 16, 2020
Here’s more from the statement issued by Mercedes Benz Superdome:
“After learning of the affected workers, Broadmoor LLC, the main contractor for the project, implemented its coronavirus response plan to ensure that those affected workers had been isolated away from the job site. These workers will be required to complete the CDC-compliant protocol and provide Broadmoor LLC evidence of a negative COVID-19 test before being allowed back on the site. We have also increased mitigation measures such as mandatory masks to protect workers who remain on the job.”
The percentage of positive tests from the Mercedes Benz Superdome renovation is very high. However, this isn’t the first time the NFL has seen people working on a major project get hit by COVID-19.
The NFL has also seen positive tests from players and coaches, yet the show appears to be going on as planned.