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UPRR confirms employee is second man to get COVID-19 in Lincoln Co.

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Published: Mar. 20, 2020 at 7:35 PM CDT
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Raquel Espinoza with Union Pacific Railroad confirmed the 20-year-old man in Lincoln County with COVID-19 is an employee with the railroad Espinoza says he contracted the disease after contact with his co-worker, the 50-year-old man who tested positive earlier this week. Espinoza stresses the 20-year-old was at home, self-quarantined, when he became ill.

She says the railroad is working closely with the West Central District Health Department and put the necessary employees in self-isolation after the original case was discovered.

She assures people that the railroad is following all recommended health and safety guidelines.

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