Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. has confirmed that an employee in our Dallas Love Field facility has tested positive for the coronavirus. The employee is reportedly doing well, and our best wishes are with them and their loved ones.
In response to this confirmed case, we elevated our already robust coronavirus protocols. The hangar where the employee worked has closed for 14 days, and the employees who worked with or encountered the person have been asked to self-quarantine and self-monitor for the same period. We also initiated additional measures recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to mitigate any spread of the disease. These include thoroughly cleaning and disinfecting the work and common areas used by the employee.
Since news of the coronavirus emerged in December, we have proactively implemented measures recommended by the CDC and World Health Organization (WHO) to reduce risk of exposure to the disease, including expanding company travel restrictions, moving some of our employee groups to remote work and implementing additional social distancing measures. We also limited the number of visitors and people entering our facilities.
“These are unprecedented times,” said Mark Burns, president, Gulfstream. “Our top priority remains the health and safety of our employees, customers, suppliers and communities. We understand the gravity of this evolving situation and have proactively taken precautions to minimize risk and exposure while providing our operators and nation with mission-critical services and support. We have been working to keep officials apprised of the measures we have taken to address the coronavirus and this case. We’ll continue to closely monitor this fast-changing situation and implement additional measures, as necessary.”