The new La-Z-Boy Innovation Center, pictured above, is located near the La-Z-Boy plant on Walnut Grove Road in Dayton.

An employee at the La-Z-Boy Dayton plant has tested positive for COVID-19, according to reports and company officials.

Since reopening, company officials established health protocols with temperatures taken when entering the plant, according to reports.

Company spokesperson Kathy Liebmann said that the person who was identified as not feeling well was sent home to self-quarantine.

County health officials were notified, and Liebmann said that the company began identifying all other plant workers that the employee had contact with.

“We then set about contact tracing, using CDC guidelines, and identified individuals who had been in contact with the infected individual,” Liebmann said. “The individuals identified through contact tracing are not working at the plant for a period of 14 days and are isolating and self-monitoring. We have also recommended they be tested and provided information to them regarding how to obtain the test."

As of 2 p.m. on Wednesday, there were 15 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Rhea County. The state is set to release updated figures at 3 p.m.

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