BREAKING: Georgia beer plant employee reportedly tests positive for COVID-19

The plant will not close despite the diagnosis

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An employee at the Anheuser-Busch plant in Cartersville has tested positive for coronavirus, according to an Anheuser-Busch spokesperson.

The Georgia beer plant has not closed operations after learning of the employee’s diagnosis of COVID-19, according to the spokesperson.

“At Anheuser-Busch, the health and safety of our employees and our communities is our number one priority and we have implemented a number of precautionary measures across our company to address COVID-19,” the spokesperson said in the statement. “One employee at our Cartersville brewery tested positive for COVID-19 and in accordance with guidance from local health authorities we took immediate steps to isolate this individual and ensure this individual receives the medical attention and support needed.”

The plant opened in 1993 and brews more than 20 of Anheuser-Busch’s beer brands, including Michelob ULTRA Pure Gold, and is the only brewery to brew the Budweiser Heritage brands: Repeal Reserve, Freedom Reserve, Copper Lager, Discovery Reserve and Black Lager.

“Our ability to serve our consumers, retailers, and communities has not been impacted, nor has the safety and quality of our products. We are monitoring the situation closely and will continue to support our employees during this challenging time,” the spokesperson said in the statement.