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Two Carmeuse employees in Rogers City quarantined – as many as 20-30 could follow

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Two employees of Carmeuse Lime and Stone – Calcite Operation in Rogers City are under self-quarantine after they worked alongside a contractor from Canada who tested positive for COVID-19 Tuesday.  

The patient was at the Calcite location between March 9-11 and became ill after leaving Rogers City.

The two employees from Calcite, who developed flu-like symptoms, were sent to Alpena Wednesday to be tested for coronavirus.  One was tested and the other was denied for multiple reasons.

Carmeuse officials said they have been in close contact with District Health Department No.4 and are following the department’s advice.   They are also working with the health department to determine who else must quarantine, but the expectation is 20-30 people.

Kevin Whyte is the Senior Vice President of Legal, Environmental & Business Development for Carmeuse Americas, the parent company of Carmeuse Lime and Stone – Calcite Operation.  He said the two Rogers City employees who are ill “…are doing well and are recovering at home,” as is the contractor from Canada.

“We are working closely with the health department and are continuing to follow their recommendations,” said Whyte.  “Carmeuse Americas is following all CDC guidelines to ensure the health and safety of our employees and other stakeholders.”

Calcite will continue to operate as an essential business with minimum basic operations.  All employees who can work remotely are doing so.