Company officials at Henderson Farms in Evensville, the site of a recent COVID-19 outbreak in Rhea County, have released a statement, saying that workers at the farm are asymptomatic and that the workers are in isolation at the farm.
“After a worker tested positive for COVID-19 and out of an abundance of caution, we requested that the Rhea County Health Department test all employees at Henderson Farms in Evensville, TN,” a company spokesperson said in a released statement. “When the results came back, we learned our workers at this location tested positive for COVID-19. At this stage, we feel blessed that our workers are asymptomatic and the situation remains contained.
“Yet as a precautionary measure and in line with the latest public health guidelines, these workers continue to remain in isolation at the farm where they live and work. Nothing is more important to us than the health of our workers and community at large. We take this very seriously and are monitoring the situation closely in partnership with Rhea County Health Department, taking all precautionary measures to continue to protect our workers and our community.”
The Tennessee Department of Health announced Friday that there are have been 193 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Rhea County.