“CoLinx was notified by an employee of a positive COVID-19 test result on Sunday evening March 22, 2020. We immediately implemented our COVID-19 Action Plan with the primary focus on the safety of our employees and providing a safe work environment free of known health and safety hazards.  The primary sources for our Action Plan were the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) website and the Tennessee Department of Health website.

Action steps taken immediately after notification of the positive test for COVID-19 of a CoLinx employee included quarantining the employee, cordoning off the work area of the positive tested employee, inquiring of the positive tested employee of other employees with which they had prolonged exposure and close contact (using CDC guidelines), communicating the positive test to all Crossville employees, and scheduling a deep cleaning of the positive employee’s work area using a professionally certified cleaning company.

Since the outbreak of COVID-19 in the U.S., we have taken multiple steps to safeguard the health of our employees by preventing the spread of COVID-19 in our facilities.  Some of these include increased self-cleaning of work areas before and after each work shift, increasing the cleaning of common areas provided by a third party service provider, staggering break and mealtimes to limit the number of employees in close contact with each other, providing nitrile rubber gloves to employees, reducing gatherings to a small number of employees, practicing social distancing, increased signage in the facility promoting good hygiene practices, and screening visitors.

We will continue with COVID-19 prevention items subsequent to the communication of the confirmed case Sunday night to insure the safety of our employees, limit the spread of COVID-19, and provide a safe work environment.

Colinx President and CEO Eric Lynch