DELRAY BEACH, Fla. — An employee at a Publix next to the South County Civic Center has tested positive for the novel coronavirus, a spokeswoman for the Florida-based supermarket said Monday.
The store, at the intersection of Jog Road and Linton Boulevard near Delray Beach, is less than a mile away from the site of Palm Beach County's newest coronavirus testing location.
"The testing and reporting of cases by health departments varies widely state-by-state," Publix spokeswoman Nicole Krauss said in a statement. "As a result, we cannot fully and accurately report cases in real time, but we have been, and will continue to be, keenly focused on intensive, ongoing protective measures in all our stores."
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Coincidentally, the Publix happens to be in close proximity to Palm Beach County's second COVID-19 testing site and first on the southern end of the county. The Cleveland Clinic began taking appointments for drive-thru testing at that location Monday. Testing will begin there Tuesday morning.
Employees at two other Publix locations in Boynton Beach and west of Boca Raton have also tested positive.