Brevard County’s Second Positive Case of COVID-19 Identified as Northrop Grumman Employee

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ABOVE VIDEO: Brevard County Commission and Policy Group Chairman Bryan Lober provided a Wednesday afternoon update on Brevard County government’s response to the Coronavirus threat, including news on closing down beachside parks and parking access starting Thursday, but keeping the beaches open to the public.

BREVARD COUNTY • MELBOURNE, FLORIDA –Northrop Grumman Corporation in Melbourne has confirmed one of their employees has tested positive for coronavirus.

The company says when they learned the employee was the second positive case in Brevard County they took action by disinfecting the workspaces the employee visited.

“Out of an abundance of caution, we are performing additional sanitization at this facility and the employees who work in those workspaces have been sent home while the cleaning is underway,” said Northrop Grumman in a statement.

“The health, safety and well-being of our employees is our highest priority.”

The unidentified employee is currently in quarantine.

As of Wednesday evening, there are 314 positive cases of COVID-19 in Florida. Florida Department of Health reports 967 people are being monitored for coronavirus.

Seven Florida-related coronavirus cases have resulted in death so far.

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Northrop Grumman Corporation in Melbourne has confirmed one of their employees has tested positive for coronavirus.

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