Essential workers in Industry City say there are more virus cases than management led on

While all non-essential workers will be staying home come Sunday, many essential workers in Industry City don’t have that option.

News 12 Staff

Mar 21, 2020, 2:08 AM

Updated 1,525 days ago

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While all non-essential workers will be staying home come Sunday, many essential workers in Industry City don’t have that option. 
They say the complex has seen more cases of coronavirus than management led on, and that Industry City neglected to tell the people who interact with and maintain the complex that there had been multiple positive cases. 
"They were four Brooklyn Nets players that tested positive for the coronavirus cases. The players trained at the Industry City complex. But my service workers were not notified of those positive cases,” said Antoinette Martinez, a lifelong resident, and Sunset Park organizer. 
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Workers say that management discussed another case that went undisclosed. 
In a statement, Industry City tells News 12 that they are, “Strictly following every protocol offered by public health officials. This includes notifying people in close proximity to people who are known to have tested positive, and undertaking an aggressive effort to sanitize areas that are known to be contaminated." 
However, workers are asking their local government to step in. City Councilmember Menchaca called for greater transparency but also asked the complex to make itself available for manufacturing medical supplies or fitting hospital beds, for which the complex says they’ll comply. 
Workers say they want a deep clean of the entire complex and restrictions on non-essential visitors until the pandemic is over.
 


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