Sacramento County health officials have tied at least 748 COVID-19 cases to workplaces in the county.
Sacramento Business Journal Reporter Felicia Alvarez acquired this information, current as of August 28, under a California Public Records Act request. Workplace COVID-19 cases represented 4.4% of all the county’s cases as of that date.
686 of the 748 workplace cases in Sacramento County were among health care workers, with most of those in nursing homes and long-term care facilities. There have been no deaths among health care workers in the county.
Here’s a breakdown of where the other cases were reported:
- Twenty cases were reported at Sacramento International Airport and airport catering company Sky Chefs. A spokesperson told the Sacramento Business Journal that they believe the cases were contracted at gatherings outside of work. They’ve implemented safety measures, including face coverings and temperature checks.
- Ten cases were reported at a Grocery Outlet in Sacramento.
- Eight cases were also reported at an Amazon site in Sacramento.
- Six cases were reported at an Apple Inc. site in Sacramento. In a written statement, Apple told the Sacramento Business Journal that most of its employees at its Elk Grove offices have transitioned to working from home. For those who can’t, Apple has provided plexiglass barriers and adjusted shifts to make the facility less crowded for employees who perform essential in-person functions like repairs.
- Five cases were reported at a Walmart in North Highlands.
- Four cases were reported at California State Prison Sacramento and Folsom State Prison.
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