Georgia Public Service Commissioner Tim Echols, a Republican from Jefferson, confirms that one worker at the Plant Vogtle nuclear power facility in Burke County has tested positive for coronavirus. Echols says the Georgia Power Company is continue work on two new nuclear reactors, the first of which is scheduled to begin generating electricity in November of 2021.
Echols says on Twitter that "workers are staying safe and using extreme precautions. We need this carbon-free power by Nov 2021 and this and all of our power plants are critical infrastructure.
“So far, only one positive test out of 9000 people. GP (Ga Power) is doing a good job at separating folks.”