The Missouri Department of Transportation is battling much more than slick roads this week; the transportation director says more than six hundred of his employees currently have the coronavirus. State Department of Transportation (MoDOT) director Patrick McKenna testified before the Joint Committee on Transportation Oversight on Monday, delivering MoDOT’s annual report:

MoDOT has about 5,100 employees. McKenna testifies they’ve been able to slow the transmission rate in the past 45 to 60 days. MoDOT has implemented the boxed-in strategy. If any one person tests positive in a MoDOT facility, McKenna says they test anyone who’s been in that facility in the last seven days.