Plexus Nampa plant closes after employee tests positive for COVID-19

Posted at 11:48 AM, Apr 02, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-02 13:48:16-04

NAMPA, Idaho — The Plexus electronics manufacturing plant in Nampa will be closed until early next week after an employee there recently tested positive for the COVID-19 virus, a company official said.

“On the afternoon of April 1, one of our team members at our facility tested positive for COVID-19,” stated company spokeswoman Heather Beresford in an e-mail.

The employee is now recovering at home.

“As a precautionary measure, all co-workers who have been in close contact with this employee have been asked to self-quarantine for the next fourteen days at home,” Beresford stated. “Also, to be certain that our workplace is safe for employees, in this situation we will be temporarily closing our Nampa facility to complete deep cleaning and decontamination processes. While we expect that these processes will complete tomorrow (Friday) evening, we are remaining closed until Monday, April 6, given that this situation coincides with the weekend.”

Beresford said Plexus is following medical protocols from national and global authorities and has implemented guidelines in relation to social interactions, hygiene, and travel.

The company has operated its Nampa facility, at 16399 N. Franklin Blvd., since about 2002. Some 900 workers are employed at the plant, making Plexus one of Canyon County’s largest employers.

Headquartered in Wisconsin, the company has design, manufacturing and service centers in the United States, Mexico, Romania, Germany and the U.K.