Johnson County reports 1st workplace COVID-19 cluster

COVID-19 KC updates
Posted at 5:54 PM, May 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-14 18:54:17-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A private distribution center in Olathe is the first workplace-associated cluster of COVID-19 cases in Johnson County.

The Johnson County Department of Health and Environment declined to name of the distribution center in a statement Thursday announcing the new cluster.

However, health authorities did say that the center, where nine employees have tested positive for the coronavirus, cannot be accessed by the public.

Another additional 200 employees are being tested after potential exposure.

The health department will work with management and workers at the center to contain and prevent further spread of the virus, according to the news release.