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SoFi Stadium Construction Worker Tests Positive For COVID-19

INGLEWOOD (CBSLA) – Construction at the new SoFi Stadium in Inglewood is continuing despite an ironworker on the project testing positive for coronavirus.

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Aerial view of the SoFi Stadium, still under construction, future home of the Rams and Chargers in Inglewood, California on October 23, 2019. (Photo by Daniel SLIM / AFP) (Photo by DANIEL SLIM/AFP via Getty Images)

The ironworker is "doing well, receiving care, and is recovering," according to statement Monday provided to Sports Illustrated from Turner AECOM Hunt, the joint venture which is building the stadium.

According to Turner-Hunt, the worker "was assigned to an isolated, material pre-assembly area outside the building."

While certain tasks have been suspended, overall construction is continuing on the new home of the Rams and the Chargers.

SoFi Stadium is set to be officially opened by superstar Taylor Swift when she plays there on July 25.

The 70,000-seat stadium will be part of a new 298-acre entertainment complex located on the former site of the Hollywood Park Racetrack. It was developed and funded by Rams owner Stan Kroenke. The Rams and Chargers will begin play there in the fall of 2020.

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