Pacific Crest Building Supply confirmed an outbreak of novel coronavirus at its Clark County facility Thursday afternoon, according to a statement given to The Columbian.
The Ridgefield business recently discovered that four employees have tested positive for COVID-19 and are receiving medical attention, according to the statement.
Pacific Crest has closed its facility for deep cleaning and is in consultation with Clark County Public Health. Pacific Crest said in the statement that they are facilitating testing for all employees. The statement did not include their number of employees, but The Columbian is trying to get that information from the company.
“Health and safety of our employees and their families is our number one priority,” the statement said. “Pacific Crest Building Supply is working closely with Clark County health officials and has implemented staff guidelines in relation to social interactions, hygiene, travel and visits to Pacific Crest Building Supply.”
Depending on the size of the outbreak, it could impact Clark County’s Phase 2 application, which is under review. A LinkedIn webpage for the company indicates that it is a small business. Last time, Clark County applied for Phase 2, the application was put on pause because of a large outbreak at Firestone Pacific Foods in Vancouver.
This story will be updated.