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President of sub-builder Electric Boat tests positive for coronavirus

President of sub-builder Electric Boat tests positive for coronavirus

HARTFORD, Conn. — The president of submarine-builder Electric Boat, which has major production plants in Connecticut and Rhode Island, told employees on Saturday that he has tested positive for the new coronavirus.

Kevin Graney said in a statement that he got his test result Friday night after developing a low-grade fever overnight Wednesday into Thursday. His office is at the Groton, Connecticut, headquarters, where he last worked Wednesday.

“My symptoms remain mild — some nasal congestion and a low grade fever,” the statement said. “I will be out of the plant until I am cleared by medical to return.”

Electric Boat, a division of General Dynamics, produces nuclear submarines for the Navy, with key manufacturing operations in Groton and Quonset Point, Rhode Island. It employs about 17,000 people. Graney said his office and surrounding areas are being cleaned and people he had close contact with have been notified.

Graney said Friday that six workers at Electric Boat had tested positive for COVID-19. They include employees in Groton, Quonset Point and a facility in Charleston, South Carolina.

Source : Dave Collins, The Associated Press Link

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