Mercury Marine implements virus prevention measures

Mercury Marine is headquartered in Fond du Lac, Wis.

Mercury Marine is headquartered in Fond du Lac, Wis.

Mercury Marine has implemented COVID-19 prevention measures after the company learned that an employee at its Fond du Lac, Wis., headquarters may have been exposed to the coronavirus.

The company was made aware of the potential exposure on Wednesday evening, according to The employee is not at work and has sought medical attention, but the company has not heard anything about test results, Lee Gordon, Brunswick Marine’s director of communications and public relations said in a statement.

There have been no disruptions to Mercury’s operations. While some employees are working from home, Gordon said manufacturing runs at full production levels.

In addition to letting some employees work from home, Mercury is notifying personnel of the potential exposure, further disinfecting appropriate areas and reinforcing guidelines recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and other health agencies.

The engine manufacturer is encouraging employees to avoid large gatherings, thoroughly wash their hands, “be very cognizant of hygiene,” stay home if they are not feeling, and get “appropriate medical attention,” Gordon said.

Following CDC guidelines set forth on travel, no Mercury employees are allowed to travel internationally for work, and if they recently have, they are required to self-quarantine for 14 days. Domestic travel isn’t currently impacted, but the company will continue to use the CDC guidelines.

The company will communicate daily with employees on virus prevention. “This is a very fluid situation and we will take appropriate actions and keep everyone informed as the situation changes,’ said Gordon.


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