POCATELLO, Idaho (KIFI/KIDK) - UPDATE: SIPH and Amy's Kitchen confirmed a second staff member test positive for COVID-19 on Wednesday.
“In all likelihood, they acquired the infection through community transmission somewhere else, but again, our investigation is ongoing,” said Maggie Mann, the district director of SIPH.
The organic frozen food packaging plant, Amy's Kitchen, confirmed on Wednesday an employee at the Pocatello plant tested positive for COVID-19.
Senior director for company affairs Jessica Adkins told KIFI in a phone call that one employee did test positive for the virus this week.
The employees are self-isolating with sick pay and Adkins said anyone who came in contact with the staff members are also self-isolating. Adkins said the number of employees in self-isolation is currently in the single digits.
Amy's Kitchen has been working with the Southeastern Idaho Public Health department continuously to ensure safe working conditions for staff.
Staff who test positive for the virus have to wait three full days with no COVID-19 symptoms before returning to work.
Watch the video to hear from SIPH District Director Maggie Mann and Amy's Kitchen Plant Manager Norma Mery.