Minntac and Minorca each have one case of COVID-19

More cases of COVID-19 in the mines. More cases of COVID-19 in the mines. |  Photo: WDIO

Updated: July 14, 2020 06:31 PM

Two more mines are confirming cases of COVID-19.


According to Local 1938, there is one person who tested positive at Minntac. U.S. Steel said in a statement that said, in part, "Companywide at U.S. Steel, our confirmed COVID-19 cases have been significantly below the national averages. If we become aware that an employee has tested positive for COVID-19, we follow CDC, state, and regional guidelines and employ contact tracing and self quarantine measures as needed for our personnel.  

And Local 6115 out of MInorca confirmed one case there as well. Owner ArcelorMittal sent a statement, saying that the person is quarantining at home, and that the last time they were at work was on Monday, July 6th. Co-workers sharing this work area are being notified and their plan for further action is being evaluated. Sanitization of possibly affected areas has begun and will continue.  

Last week, Cleveland-Cliffs confirmed one person at United Taconite had tested positive.

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