312 Black Construction employees test Covid positive

A total of 312 employees of Black Construction have tested positive for Covid-19 and the number is expected to surge further as contact tracing and testing continue.

"All of our positive cases have been isolated," Leonard Kaae, the company’s vice president and general manager, said at Monday's press conference.

Kaae said Black Construction has 1,300 employees, including nearly 600 H2B and local workers, subcontractors and vendors at different job sites.

"In March of this year, we recognized the importance of protecting our workforce and as a result we have developed a very robust, rigid protocol program [dedicated to] keeping our workers safe, healthy and able to return to work daily,” Kaae said.