COVID-19 conditions at Rumford paper mill lengthen to 18 – WMTW Portland

The sequence of coronavirus conditions on the ND Paper mill in Rumford increased to 18 on Friday, the company stated.That is an lengthen of two conditions from the 16 reported on Thursday.The corporate has stated it’s far making an are attempting out the extra than 600 workers on the mill.In March, the company stated it conducted stringent necessities for workers and added a cowl mandate in Can even merely.The president of the union that represents workers on the mill on Thursday the truth is helpful all people of the neighborhood to discover protocols to restrict the unfold of the virus.“You’re killing us. You’re striking me and all people else out of labor. Now no longer appropriate in the mill nonetheless in the neighborhood, and of us are gonna die. It’s no longer silly. You don’t must wear a cowl, you’re the fool, nonetheless you’re hurting us,” Gary Hemingway stated.Hemingway stated many extra of us are impacted as they’ve health stipulations or hang wanted to quarantine.“We now hang adore 75 to 80 of us out of labor appropriate now,” Hemingway stated.He added that the sequence of workers impacted by the virus may perchance perchance perchance moreover come at a much impress for the mill.“If we don’t hang ample personnel to streak the tools that makes paper, we are in a position to be shutting down for a interval of just a few month. That’s what we were informed this day,” Hemingway stated.A spokeswoman for ND Paper stated the priority is soundless evolving and a lot choices for the mill are into consideration.

RUMFORD, Maine —

The sequence of coronavirus conditions on the ND Paper mill in Rumford increased to 18 on Friday, the company stated.

That is an lengthen of two conditions from the 16 reported on Thursday.

The corporate has stated it’s far making an are attempting out the extra than 600 workers on the mill.

In March, the company stated it conducted stringent necessities for workers and added a cowl mandate in Can even merely.

The president of the union that represents workers on the mill on Thursday the truth is helpful all people of the neighborhood to discover protocols to restrict the unfold of the virus.

“You’re killing us. You’re striking me and all people else out of labor. Now no longer appropriate in the mill nonetheless in the neighborhood, and of us are gonna die. It’s no longer silly. You don’t must wear a cowl, you’re the fool, nonetheless you’re hurting us,” Gary Hemingway stated.

Hemingway stated many extra of us are impacted as they’ve health stipulations or hang wanted to quarantine.

“We now hang adore 75 to 80 of us out of labor appropriate now,” Hemingway stated.

He added that the sequence of workers impacted by the virus may perchance perchance perchance moreover come at a much impress for the mill.

“If we don’t hang ample personnel to streak the tools that makes paper, we are in a position to be shutting down for a interval of just a few month. That’s what we were informed this day,” Hemingway stated.

A spokeswoman for ND Paper stated the priority is soundless evolving and a lot choices for the mill are into consideration.

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