(LaPorte, IN) – Resuming the construction of the new LaPorte Hospital has been pushed back. The project was suspended a week ago when several workers, at the construction site, tested positive for COVID-19.
Originally, the work was supposed to resume today. The start-up date has moved to June 1st.
Joe Forsthoffer is with the general contractor Robins and Morton. He says the Memorial Day holiday posed some challenges getting a professional cleaning crew in there and testing all of the workers.
Forsthoffer said the site will be disinfected today and tomorrow. Last week, 10 workers had tested positive. Forsthoffer says there have been some more positives but he’s not sure yet how many more workers have tested positive.