CLARK, NJ – An employee of the Clark ShopRite has been diagnosed with COVID-19 according to a statement issued to the township by Wakefern. 

According to the official corporate statement, the employee is no longer on the premises and colleagues that may have been in close contact with that person have been asked to self-quarantine for 14 days. 

The complete statement shared on the Clark Township Facebook page said:

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For your awareness from Clark ShopRite:

The impact the COVID-19 pandemic has had on the community of Clark has been felt by us all. Many of us know a friend, family member or co-worker who has been affected. The same holds true at ShopRite, where a member of our work family – the associates who provide essential services every day – has reported a confirmed case of COVID-19.

You should know that ShopRite is prepared and has implemented the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recommended protocols to reduce the spread of the virus, including:

· Making sure the diagnosed associate is no longer in the workplace
· Asking colleagues who may have been in close contact with that person to self-quarantine for a period of 14 days
· Implementing deep cleaning procedures including sanitizing all workspaces used by the associate and common areas.
· Taking extra steps to deep clean and sanitize food contact surfaces and high-touch areas throughout all our stores while promoting social distancing and putting up Plexiglas shields to provide a measure of protection to our associates and customers. To learn more about these measures, please visit 
http://facts.wakefern.com.

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