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Lockheed Martin employee in Sunnyvale tests positive for coronavirus

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SUNNYVALE, Calif. (KRON) — A Lockheed Martin employee in Sunnyvale has tested positive for the novel coronavirus.

The employee was previously flagged for potential exposure to COVID-19.

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Lockheed Martin officials said they have taken appropriate actions while cooperating with health officials.

“We have taken actions to ensure a safe workplace for employees and visitors, including deep cleaning of work areas and common spaces. The health and well-being of our employees is our top priority.”

Lockheed Martin Statement on Employee COVID-19 Exposure, via Lockheed Martin website

A spokesperson for Lockheed Martin tells KRON4 that after learning of the case, the employee’s work area along with common areas where sanitized on Tuesday.

The company asked other employees who had contact with the infected employee to self-quarantine.

The spokesperson said no other employees have reported experiencing any symptoms.

More than 4,000 employees work at the office in Sunnyvale, which is operating normally at this time.

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