Harbor East Whole Foods staff member tests positive for COVID-19

Posted at 6:57 PM, Apr 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-08 18:57:06-04

BALTIMORE — An employee at the Harbor East Whole Foods has tested positive for COVID-19, a Whole Foods spokesperson announced Wednesday.

While they can't express details of the individual out of respect of their employees, they did release the following statement:

The safety of our Team Members and customers is our top priority and we are diligently following all guidance from local health and food safety authorities. We’ve been working closely with our store Team Members, and are supporting the diagnosed Team Member, who is in quarantine. Out of an abundance of caution, the store performed an additional deep cleaning and disinfection, on top of our current enhanced sanitation measures. As we prioritize the health and safety of our customers and Team Members, we will continue to do the following to help contain the spread of COVID-19:

· Stores are operating under social distancing guidelines as well as crowd control measures as needed. We have installed sneeze guards at check out and are requiring temperature checks for anyone working in our stores and facilities.

· We have implemented enhanced daily cleanliness and disinfection protocols across all stores and facilities, on top of our standard stringent protocols.

· We are closing stores up to two hours early to give our Team Members more time to restock shelves, sanitize our stores, and rest in preparation for the next day.

Here is a link to how Whole Foods is taking action amid the pandemic.

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