ST. LOUIS COUNTY, Mo. (KMOV.com) -- Bayer told its employees Wednesday an employee at the Creve Coeur site who was being tested for coronavirus does not have the virus.
In a statement, Bayer said the company learned on Sunday that an employee from their Creve Coeur site was being tested and closed its campus. On Wednesday, the company said the result came back negative and the campus will reopen on Thursday.
A young Ladue woman was diagnosed with coronavirus Saturday, marking the first confirmed COVID-19 case in St. Louis County and the state of Missouri.
According to the email, the employee who got tested has provided the names of people they came in contact with and sites they visited. Those people are being contacted and asked to self-quarantine for 14 days. They’re also asked to keep Bayer informed if they start feeling symptoms.
The first case of coronavirus was confirmed this weekend when a 20-year-old woman tested positive after coming home from studying abroad in Italy.