Another worker has tested positive for the coronavirus at Bath Iron Works.
The worker who tested positive was last at the shipyard on Sept. 9, the company said Tuesday. All people who may have had contact with the worker have been notified, and BIW said that cleaning and disinfecting was undertaken immediately.
It’s the first coronavirus case at the shipyard since the end of a weekslong strike, and brings the total number of cases reported there since March to 11. That includes two subcontractors and a vendor, according to Bath Iron Works spokesperson David Hench. The last positive coronavirus case among the shipyard’s workforce was on Aug. 10.
The first coronavirus case at the shipyard was reported in mid-March. Attendance fell as much as 60 percent after that case became public.
The Bath shipyard, which the U.S. Navy considers “critical infrastructure,” has remained open since March 12, when the first case of the coronavirus was confirmed in Maine. The shipyard offered workers options for taking time off.
Correction: An earlier version of this report misstated the total number of coronavirus cases reported at the Bath shipyard since March.