MEDFORD, Ore. — Multiple employees at Harry & David's campus in Medford have tested positive for coronavirus, the company's corporate offices confirmed on Tuesday.
Harry & David is owned by 1-800-FLOWERS.COM, Inc. A corporate spokesperson gave NewsWatch 12 the following statement on Tuesday evening:
"We are actively working with the Jackson County Health Department in regards to positive cases of COVID-19 within the specialty foods area of the Harry & David campus," said Kathleen Waugh, vice president of Enterprise Public Relations. "The health and safety of our employees and their families remain our number one priority."
Waugh could not confirm how many employees had tested positive at the Medford Harry & David campus. NewsWatch 12 has reached out to Jackson County Public Health for further information.
The "vast majority" of employees at Harry & David are still working from home, Waugh said., and the company is still working to confirm how many employees had been working in the specialty foods area.
Many of Oregon's most recent outbreaks of coronavirus have been among workers at food processing facilities in the state, driving a spike in cases on Sunday and Monday. The Oregon Health Authority has started reporting outbreaks of more than five cases at a single workplace in its weekly reports.
This is a developing story and will be updated with more details as they emerge.