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Genworth Financial company tests Coronavirus contingency plans; employees working from home

Posted at 12:27 PM, Mar 05, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-05 17:27:47-05

HENRICO COUNTY, Va. -- Genworth Financial has announced all of its Richmond employees will work from home while the company tests its Coronavirus contingency plans.

Company officials say they are conducting the exercise Thursday and Friday to test their ability to maintain operations should public health officials ask businesses in our community to close for an extended period of time.

While, previous work-from-home tests were optional, this test is mandatory, officials confirmed.

The Richmond-based company says they are pro-actively deep cleaning the to minimize their employee's exposure to the Coronavirus.

“This is not in response to a specific incident,” officials said in a statement.

“In determining our level of response to any health threat, we are taking our lead from public health officials and state and local governments and refining our protocols, as needed, to protect our employees and the communities we work in while continuing to serve our policyholders,” officials wrote.

According to the Virginia Department of Health website, 21 people have now been tested for the Coronavirus in the state. That’s four more people since Wednesday morning.

Results are still pending in three of those cases. A Henrico Doctors' Hospital patient who met the CDC testing criteria for the Coronavirus tested negative for the virus on Wednesday.

So far, no one in Virginia have tested positive for the virus.