“Dole has been a great partner in the investigation of this outbreak,” Clark County Health Commissioner Charles Patterson stated in the release. “They have gone over and above the state and CDC recommendations. They are doing everything right.”
According to a statement from Dole, “the safety of employees, families, communities and products remain Dole’s top priority.”
However, one Clark County woman said she is livid county officials waited a month to report the outbreak at Dole.
The woman, who declined to be identified, said she is immunocompromised and has been in close contact with a relative who works at the plant. She also said that her relative was unaware of any workplace cases before Tuesday’s announcement.
The CCCHD and Dole are continuing to monitor the outbreak, the statement said.