GARWOOD, NJ - Another employee of a ShopRite supermarket in New Jersey has tested positive for the Coronavirus (COVID-19).
The Shop-Rite of Garwood made the announcement on its Facebook page late Wednesday night.
Earlier in the week, ShopRite stores in Newark and Morristown announced one of their employees at each store had also been tested positive for COVID-19.
The Facebook post reads:
"We do have an associate with a confirmed case of COVID-19 at ShopRite of Garwood. You should know that ShopRite is prepared, and we have implemented the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recommended protocol to reduce the spread of the virus. We have taken the following steps:
"The associate is no longer in the workplace; We have notified any colleagues who may have been in close contact for a prolonged period, and are requiring them to self-quarantine for a period of 14 days
"In addition to following CDC protocols, we have implemented our own enhanced sanitation process including all workspaces used by the associate and common areas.
"As we strive to remain open to provide you with the essential food supplies you need, and for the safety of our customers and associates we urge everyone:
· If you are sick, please refrain from coming to the store;
· Cover your coughs and sneezes;
· Wash your hands regularly and do not touch your face;
· Practice social distancing, wherever possible.
"The containment of the Coronavirus is a shared responsibility. We are proud of the amazing dedication our associates are demonstrating, and we thank them for their service to our customers. Please join us in wishing our associate well and a speedy recovery."