Construction is continuing at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood even after a worker tested positive for COVID-19 a spokesperson for Turner Construction Company told USA TODAY sportson March 30.
The $2 billion 70,000 seat stadium will be the home for the Los Angeles Rams and Los Angeles Chargers when it is completed in time for the 2020 NFL season.
The worker was assigned to an isolated area outside the building and had not at any time entered the building or used any of its common areas, said Chris McFadden, Turner’s vice-president of communications.
“First and most importantly, the worker is doing well, receiving care and is recovering,” McFadden said by email to the news organization. “The safety of the people on site and in our community remains our top priority.
All equipment that may have been used by the worker is being disinfected and workers who were in contact with the individual have been identified and contacted, McFadden said in the email.
McFadden said workers who may have been exposed are “minimal” because of protocols and the nature of the worker’s assignment that took place in a material pre-assembly area outside the building.
He said those who were in “close contact” are in self-quarantine, while those in “casual contact” are self-monitoring, “in accordance with our protocols, LA County Department of Health directives, and CDC guidelines.”