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Two Black & Veatch employees being monitored for possible exposure to COVID-19 virus

Kansas City Star - 3/3/2020

Two employees at Black & Veatch in Johnson County are being monitored for possible exposure to the COVID-19 virus, the company said Monday.

The two employees are "self-isolating" out of an abundance of caution, Black & Veatch said in a statement.

The Johnson County Public Health Department and the Centers for Disease Control have been contacted.

The company said it is taking steps to "to ensure the safety and cleanliness of our work and public areas so that our professionals can return to work" on Tuesday.

The virus is present in 11 U.S. states and six people have died, the Associated Press reported.

According to Johns Hopkins University, which is tracking the spread of the respiratory illness, no cases have been detected in Kansas or Missouri.

Globally, about 89,000 people have been infected in 70 countries and more than 3,000 people have died, the AP said.

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