Bryant-Denny Stadium renovation resumes after multiple construction workers test positive for COVID-19

The coronavirus outbreak has affected the renovation project of Alabama's Bryant-Denny Stadium. According to a report from AL.com, at least 10 people at the site tested positive for COVID-19. The report also states that there's now a fear that more positive cases will come about because workers didn't know their peers were infected with the coronavirus. As AL.com points out, that means potentially everyone at the site could have at least been exposed to COVID-19.

Caddell Construction, which is based in Montgomery, Ala., is the general contractor that the stadium is using for the renovation. The construction crews stopped working at Bryant-Denny Stadium earlier this month so that the site could be cleaned, according to The Tuscaloosa News.

The University of Alabama said in a statement that workers at the construction site have taken "all necessary steps to help prevent the spread of COVID-19."

"From the start of the pandemic, UA has continuously mandated that our campus contractors take all necessary steps to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. The contractors immediately adapted operations and processes, engaged in heightened cleaning, and took other protective measures for the health and safety of their employees," the statement reads. "The University directly provided sanitation supplies, thermometers, and signage at all construction sites, and made personal protective equipment available to all contractors. Those processes, which have been in place since early March, are continuously refined based on the latest guidance from state, federal and industry leaders in order to protect the health and safety of the campus community."

The stadium is currently undergoing a $107-million facelift and the construction was slated to be done in time for the Crimson Tide's home opener against Georgia State on Sept. 12. Now it's possible that the construction won't be finished in time for the 2020 season depending on how long the delays last. It's also not clear yet if there will be a 2020 college football season.

The initial renovation began in November when the 2020 regular season concluded.

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