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2 employees at Tallahassee Whole Foods test positive for COVID-19

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Posted at 7:01 PM, Apr 13, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-13 19:05:00-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — A Whole Foods Market spokesperson confirmed on Monday that two employees at their Tallahassee location have tested positive for the coronavirus.

Whole Foods said they are following local and CDC guidance of enhanced sanitation measures, as well as performed additional deep cleaning and disinfection after they learned of the employees, who have been quarantined.

They issued the following statement, in part:

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:

  • We have implemented enhanced daily cleanliness and disinfection protocols across all stores and facilities, on top of our standard stringent protocols.
  • We are operating under social distancing and crowd control guidelines in our stores and facilities, ensuring that interaction between Team Members and between Team Members and customers can happen at a safe distance.
  • We are requiring all Whole Foods Market Team Members and Prime Now Shoppers across our stores and facilities to wear a mask throughout the entirety of their shifts, we have installed plexiglass partitions at registers, and we have implemented daily temperature check screenings in all stores and facilities in the U.S.

The Whole Foods website contains a list of actions the company has taken in response to COVID-19.