Bayer employee in Creve Coeur tests negative for coronavirus

CREVE COEUR, Mo. (KMOX/AP) updated with test results - Bayer has announced its employee at its North American headquarters in Creve Coeur has tested negative for COVID-19 and the company is reopening the office on Thursday.

"The employee has tested negative for #COVID19 Coworkers that person was in contact with on site show no symptoms. Enhanced cleaning will continue," stated the release sent Wednesday. 

Here is the full statement: 

"This decision is consistent with guidance and our original reason for closing the site, which was based on direct known exposure and out of an abundance of caution. It’s now been confirmed that the employee in the Creve Coeur site tested negative. Those with whom this employee was in contact while on site also continue to show no symptoms. There continue to be no confirmed cases of coronavirus for any of our U.S. employees. We have implemented and will continue enhanced cleaning procedures throughout the site as a proactive precautionary step to continue to ensure the safety and well-being of our employees.''
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.@Bayer announces it is reopening the Creve Coeur office. "The employee has tested negative for #COVID19 Coworkers that person was in contact with on site show no symptoms. Enhanced cleaning will continue." @kmoxnews

— Carol Daniel (@caroldanielKMOX) March 11, 2020

KMOX's previous reporting:

An employee of Bayer in St. Louis is being tested for the coronavirus and the Creve Coeur campus is being closed "until further notice." 

The U.S. headquarters for the international pharmaceutical company released a statement on Monday regarding the possible exposure of a Bayer employee to the coronavirus. 

The spokeswoman says the campus is closing and "additional cleaning measures in common areas, and, as a proactive measure out of an abundance of caution."

If confirmed, it would be the region's second case. 

Here is the full statement from Bayer:

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