Skip to main content

Givaudan Closes Site After Visitor Tests Positive for Coronavirus

The research unit should reopen in a few days.

PARIS — Swiss fragrance and flavors supplier Givaudan closed one of its research sites near Zurich on Wednesday after someone who had briefly visited there tested positive for the coronavirus.

The research unit was closed voluntarily by the company as a matter of precaution, not at the request of authorities, a Givaudan spokeswoman said.

She added that a deep cleaning of the facility, which employs about 400 people and is based in the suburb of Kemptthal, began on Thursday morning. That should last just a few days.

The company’s three production sites nearby remain operational.

Givaudan’s headquarters is located outside of Geneva, in the town of Vernier.