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Connecticut Submarine Building Company Encourages Employees To Work From Home After COVID Spike

Electric Boat submarine
Electric Boat

General Dynamics Electric Boat has asked more employees to work from home. The Groton, Connecticut-based submarine builder has reported more than 100 COVID-19 cases in the last week alone.

Electric Boat has had over 400 cases since the start of the pandemic, and close to 50 percent of the cases have been reported in the last few weeks.

A spokesperson said the company has added sanitizing stations, conducted contact tracing and expanded the ability to work from home.

Electric Boat’s company president Kevin Graney said he is very concerned about the trend in cases and is encouraging employees to rethink Thanksgiving plans next week.

The state has reported more than 1,000 cases in New London County since the start of this month.

Clare is a former news fellow with WSHU Public Radio.