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Stryker asks group of employees to self-quarantine

Medical industry giant instructed group of its employees to self-quarantine after potentially being exposed to coronavirus.
Stryker in Portage announces an employee "has reason to be tested for COVID-19"
Posted at 2:40 PM, Mar 11, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-11 19:35:35-04

KALAMAZOO, Mich. — A medical industry giant has instructed a group of its employees to self-quarantine after potentially being exposed to coronavirus.

Kalamazoo-based Stryker identified a “small group” that was “in contact” with an employee visiting a Portage location who “has reason to be tested” for coronavirus, according to a statement from Stryker today.

The Fortune 500 maker of medical equipment also asked the group of employees to “monitor their health for symptoms” and “seek medical guidance and evaluation.”

“The health and safety of our employees, customers and communities is our priority,” Stryker said.

Stryker had 36,000 employees worldwide, as of 2018.

It reported $13.6 billion in revenue last year.

Here is the full statement from Stryker:

"The health and safety of our employees, customers and communities is our priority. This week, we learned an employee visiting one of our Portage, Michigan, locations has reason to be tested for COVID-19. We have identified a small group of people who were in contact with this individual and requested that they monitor their health for symptoms, seek medical guidance and evaluation, and self-quarantine for at least 14 days. We have also activated our cleaning protocols following industry best practices and CDC guidance. We will continue to support our employees during this time."