Health department officials were called to GE Appliances on Tuesday.Louisville Metro Public Health department spokesman Dave Langdon said two agents were sent to the Louisville facility in the afternoon after concerns were raised by the union and at least one complaint was filed.He said he believes someone working there filed a complaint to the 311 line. The health department took the complaint and responded.Workers returned to the facility on Monday after it was shut down for a week for cleaning.WLKY was told GE separated work stations and added plastic dividers.Many workers told us then that they were still concerned about their safety in regards to COVID-19. Over the weekend, some hundreds protested in the GE Appliances parking lot. GE Appliances had released a statement saying, in part:”We understand employees have unique personal circumstances regarding childcare and eldercare for which we encourage them to contact us to evaluate each case and find the best solution for each individual. As we face this unprecedented crisis together, we will continue to focus on the health and well-being of our employees, customers and owners.” Langdon did not have further information about Tuesday’s visit, but said he hopes to have more during the 4 p.m. news conference with Mayor Greg Fischer, which WLKY will stream live on the app, website and Facebook.

Health department officials were called to GE Appliances on Tuesday.

Louisville Metro Public Health department spokesman Dave Langdon said two agents were sent to the Louisville facility in the afternoon after concerns were raised by the union and at least one complaint was filed.

He said he believes someone working there filed a complaint to the 311 line. The health department took the complaint and responded.

Workers returned to the facility on Monday after it was shut down for a week for cleaning.

WLKY was told GE separated work stations and added plastic dividers.

Many workers told us then that they were still concerned about their safety in regards to COVID-19. Over the weekend, some hundreds protested in the GE Appliances parking lot.

GE Appliances had released a statement saying, in part:

“We understand employees have unique personal circumstances regarding childcare and eldercare for which we encourage them to contact us to evaluate each case and find the best solution for each individual. As we face this unprecedented crisis together, we will continue to focus on the health and well-being of our employees, customers and owners.”

Langdon did not have further information about Tuesday’s visit, but said he hopes to have more during the 4 p.m. news conference with Mayor Greg Fischer, which WLKY will stream live on the app, website and Facebook.

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