An outbreak of the coronavirus at Bryant-Denny Stadium has endangered the safety of the construction crew and subcontractors working on the University of Alabama’s renovation project, AL.com has learned.
More than 10 people have tested positive for COVID-19, according to people familiar with the outbreak, but the number could be much higher. With so many exposures, there is a fear that more positive cases linked to the job site are inevitable.
The large number of positive tests means, essentially, everyone at the job site could have been exposed.
Caddell Construction of Montgomery is the general contractor for Alabama’s stadium renovation. A message for the company was not returned on Wednesday. Work on the stadium was briefly shut down over the weekend for a deep cleaning, according to a statement the firm provided to The Tuscaloosa News, but workers were present on the job site on Monday.