INDIANAPOLIS — Indianapolis Power and Light Company says two of its employees have tested positive for COVID-19.
According to the company, the employees are the first IPL workers with confirmed cases of the virus. "The employees have no history of exposure through travel, which indicates community spread," according to IPL spokesperson Courtney Arango.
"IPL worked with the employees to identify people with whom they had direct contact throughout the month of March. IPL contacted identified individuals via phone and instructed them to self-quarantine for 14 days from the last known contact. IPL also requested those individuals remain aware of COVID-19 symptoms and immediately seek care if necessary."
On March 14, IPL closed its customer walk-in center at 21st and Illinois streets. Additionally, many of the company's customer service agents and other employees are working from home.
Arango said essential employees, such as troublemen and line crews, continue working using personal protective equipment. "The services we provide are essential for the communities and customers we serve. IPL is committed to providing these essential services while balancing the ability to keep our people and our customers safe," said Arango.