From July 31- Aug. 7, 2020, we have had 44 new positive COVID-19 diagnoses at DENSO affiliates in North America. That brings our total to 256 positive diagnoses across the region.
|Country||Total Positive Diagnoses||Number of Deaths||Exposed in Community||Exposed at DENSO||Unable to Determine||Under Investigation|
Unless the infection source is clearly identified (a family member, etc.), DENSO Safety and Health specialists work with the DENSO Family Health Center experts and/or local public health departments to investigate how each person got COVID-19, a process called contact tracing.
This week, we have confirmed one (1) associate may have contracted the virus at work. Initial investigation indicates that associates may have been working in close proximity at the same workspace for a prolonged period of time without following complete company protocol. DENSO will continue to further investigate this occurrence and implement additional measures as necessary to help ensure the safety of our associates.
DENSO has several safety measures and policies, such as social distancing and wearing face coverings, that, when diligently practiced, help reduce risk of spreading or contracting this virus. When social distancing can’t be achieved, wearing a face covering reduces risk of spreading the virus; however, face coverings alone do not prevent spread. CDC states that if you are exposed, in close proximity to someone (less than 6’ distance), for 15 or more minutes, and that person has COVID-19, you are at higher risk of contracting the virus.
Let’s remember the risk COVID-19 poses for all of us and be vigilant and careful at work and at home. We can’t make the risk level zero, but together, we can substantially reduce the risk.