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Whole Foods in Lynnfield closed after multiple workers test positive for coronavirus

The Whole Foods Market in Lynnfield has been temporarily closed after multiple employees at the store have been diagnosed with COVID-19 over the past few weeks. A spokesperson for Whole Foods Market did not state how many employees at the Lynnfield location have recently tested positive for the coronavirus.”We have been performing daily enhanced sanitation measures, have had multiple professional deep cleanings and disinfections throughout the facility, and are following the guidance of health and food safety authorities. However, out of an abundance of caution, and to prioritize the safety of our team members, we have decided to temporarily close the store to further evaluate,” reads a statement from that spokesperson.The spokesperson said the company is supporting the employees who have COVID-19, who are currently in quarantine. The company will also pay all of the store’s employees who are missing shifts due to the store closure.The Lynnfield location will reopen within the coming days, according to the spokesperson, and nearby Whole Foods locations remain open.”The Lynnfield Health Department, in collaboration with the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Department of Public Health, continues to monitor and investigate positive cases at Whole Foods and throughout the town. The Board of Health remains confident in the policy and procedures that are being followed to keep customers safe,” reads a statement from the Town of Lynnfield, which was shared on the Facebook page of Lynnfield Selectman Chris Barrett.During the coronavirus pandemic, Whole Foods stores have been operating under social distancing and crowd control measures.Whole Foods has installed plexiglass barriers at check out counters and require temperature checks and face masks for all of its employees.The company has also implemented enhanced daily cleanliness and disinfection protocols across all Whole Foods stores and facilities. Stores are also being closed up to two hours early to give workers more time to restock shelves and sanitize stores.

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LYNNFIELD, Mass. —

The Whole Foods Market in Lynnfield has been temporarily closed after multiple employees at the store have been diagnosed with COVID-19 over the past few weeks.

A spokesperson for Whole Foods Market did not state how many employees at the Lynnfield location have recently tested positive for the coronavirus.

“We have been performing daily enhanced sanitation measures, have had multiple professional deep cleanings and disinfections throughout the facility, and are following the guidance of health and food safety authorities. However, out of an abundance of caution, and to prioritize the safety of our team members, we have decided to temporarily close the store to further evaluate,” reads a statement from that spokesperson.

The spokesperson said the company is supporting the employees who have COVID-19, who are currently in quarantine. The company will also pay all of the store’s employees who are missing shifts due to the store closure.

The Lynnfield location will reopen within the coming days, according to the spokesperson, and nearby Whole Foods locations remain open.

“The Lynnfield Health Department, in collaboration with the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Department of Public Health, continues to monitor and investigate positive cases at Whole Foods and throughout the town. The Board of Health remains confident in the policy and procedures that are being followed to keep customers safe,” reads a statement from the Town of Lynnfield, which was shared on the Facebook page of Lynnfield Selectman Chris Barrett.

During the coronavirus pandemic, Whole Foods stores have been operating under social distancing and crowd control measures.

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Whole Foods has installed plexiglass barriers at check out counters and require temperature checks and face masks for all of its employees.

The company has also implemented enhanced daily cleanliness and disinfection protocols across all Whole Foods stores and facilities. Stores are also being closed up to two hours early to give workers more time to restock shelves and sanitize stores.

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