Employee of Kentucky Ford Truck Plant tests positive for coronavirus

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — A spokesperson from Ford confirmed to WHAS11 that an employee at the Kentucky Truck Plant tested positive for coronavirus. 

The plant had closed temporarily and production was suspended in North America last week. The building is being cleaned and disinfected.

RELATED: Ford: Production will be suspended past March 30

See the full statement from spokesperson Kelli Felker below:

“One employee at Kentucky Truck Plant tested positive for the COVID-19 coronavirus; the plant is already temporarily closed. We are thoroughly cleaning and disinfecting the building, as promised as part of our coronavirus emergency response protocol. The health and safety of our workforce, dealers, customers, partners and communities is our highest priority. Our thoughts are with our employee and family during this difficult time.”

RELATED: ‘Coronavirus party’-goer tests positive for COVID-19, Kentucky governor says

RELATED: Real-time updates: Kentucky small business owners, substitute teachers and freelancers can now apply for unemployment

RELATED: Louisville firefighter tests positive for COVID-19, mayor says

►Make it easy to keep up-to-date with more stories like this. Download the WHAS11 News app now. For Apple or Android users. 

Have a news tip? Email assign@whas11.com, visit our Facebook page or Twitter feed