After four more test positive, seven total workers have gotten COVID-19 at Allegiant Stadium

By Jesse Reed
Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

The work to complete Allegiant Stadium, the new home of the Las Vegas Raiders, continues to put workers at risk of COVID-19.

On Tuesday, Mortenson/McCarthy (the construction company in charge of the project) confirmed that four more workers have tested positive for the coronavirus, bringing the total of positive tests up to seven, per 8NewsNow.com.

The company released a statement acknowledging the confirmed tests:

“Mortenson/McCarthy’s highest priority is the health and safety of our team members, project partners and the community. Since the onset of COVID-19, more than 4000 craft workers and various trade partners and vendors have been on site and the project has experienced a total of 7 confirmed positive cases to date.

“All cases were limited in contact with others on site pursuant to strict social distancing protocols in place. We continue to collaborate with local labor groups and take immediate precautions to minimize the risk of coronavirus transmission.

As part of the response to the additional positive COVID-19 tests, the company is now requiring all workers and site visitors to wear face coverings, along with “additional controls and safeguards for work competed on site,” which includes shifting “certain work activities to a night shift in an effort to reduce congestion within certain areas of the project.”

In other words, the work will continue, despite these positive tests, as the company attempts to complete the project ahead of the 2020 NFL season.