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Whole Foods team member at Mount Washington Store test positive for COVID-19

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Posted at 4:31 PM, Apr 30, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-30 16:31:51-04

BALTIMORE — A team member at Whole Foods' Mount Washington Store has been diagnosed with COVID-19.

A Whole Foods spokesperson said they aren’t able to share details out of respect for the privacy of their team members, but did want to share 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.

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 and crowd control measures. We have installed plexiglass barriers at check out and are requiring temperature checks and face masks 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.”

Their website also provides a detailed list of actions they are taking in response to COVID-19.