Accordingly, the Maine -based shipbuilder confirmed the news on Monday.
Based on the Maine Center for Disease Control director Dr. Nirav Shah, the three individuals all carpooled together and were last within the shipyard complex on June 18 or 19. The union that represents most of BIW's workforce, IAW Local S6, has since gone on strike, and the three individuals spent time on the picket line.
Following the confirmed cases, BIW stated that there is a possibility that some workers have been exposed and advised that they should seek testing for COVID-19. In addition, those potentially exposed include workers who were aboard the future Arleigh Burke-class destroyer DDG 120 in the vessel's combat information center (CIC) compartment or were involved in rallies in the shipyard's Main Yard between June 15 and 19; and those who were at the union's Main Yard picket line between June 22 and 24.
The company urges its employees to be in line with the CDC guidelines and adhere to their carpooling and van pool policies and to do temperature checks before coming into work.