Colac’s Australian Lamb Company will close its operations for at least 14 days, after eight more ALC workers tested positive to COVID-19.
There are now nine confirmed positive cases at ALC, after a contractor tested positive last week.
ALC issued the following update:
“Last Friday (July 17), we confirmed that an ALC contractor employed at our Colac processing facility was in self-isolation following a positive result from a COVID-19 test performed on Friday, July 10.
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“Further testing of ALC employees conducted by local health authorities has now confirmed an additional eight positive results.
“All workers employed at the site have been instructed to quarantine and we continue to work with health authorities to finalise testing.
“In line with a direction from the Victorian Department of Health and Human Services, we are now closing our operations for at least 14 days.
“We will continue to work with health authorities to ensure we take all necessary steps to reduce the risk of further transmission.
“We would like to thank Colac Area Health and the local community for their care and support, and we are keeping in close contact with our team at what is a difficult time for them and their families.”