RIDGEFIELD, Wa. - A Washington cabinetmaking company has seen five employees test positive for COVID-19, prompting a temporary shutdown.
Pacific Crest Building Supply and RidgeCrest Cabinets - sister companies who share a 180,000-square-foot production facility - made the decision to shut down last Thursday after one employee tested positive. Later that afternoon, test results for four other employees also came back positive.
"Employees who have tested positive are instructed to isolate at home until they are no longer contagious," Clark County Public Health said in a release. "Public Health staff is interviewing all positive cases to identify and notify close contacts, who will be asked to quarantine for 14 days."
The county's Building Industry Association said in a statement they were "saddened to learn about the recent COVID-19 outbreak at Pacific Crest Building Supply."
“We strongly believe that their rapid response in learning of staff being infected with the virus will help to mitigate a larger outbreak,” the statement read. “The BIA has been educating our members to the best of our ability and reiterating the importance of adhering to safety and sanitation standards. Unfortunately, aside from places of employment, individuals are exposed to the virus in the community.”
Ridgefield, WA-based Pacific Crest Cabinetry has been in business for 40 years in Washington. The company specializes in full-access, or European-style, cabinetry.
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