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Walgreens employee near Loxahatchee Groves tests positive for coronavirus

Store located at 12001 Southern Blvd.
Posted at 7:01 PM, Apr 15, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-15 19:09:09-04

PALM BEACH COUNTY, Fla. — An employee at a Walgreens located near Loxahatchee Groves has tested positive for the coronavirus, according to a written statement from the company Wednesday.

Walgreens said the employee works at a store located at 12001 Southern Blvd.

The pharmacy chain said when they are notified of a confirmed or presumed positive COVID-19 case, they "take actions meeting or exceeding recommendations from the CDC, OSHA, public health officials and other credible sources while following federal, state and local health advisories."

Walgreens said their clinical and safety teams work with stores to respond accordingly, which may include identifying and contacting individuals who may be at risk.

Cleanings may require the temporarily closing of stores if an employee at the location tests positive for the virus, said Walgreens.

Below is the full statement from Walgreens:

Walgreens champions the health and wellbeing of every community in America, and we are committed to providing a safe environment for our team members and customers. Walgreens was recently notified that a team member who works in our store located at 12001 Southern Blvd. in Loxahatchee, FL has a confirmed case of COVID-19. When notified of a confirmed or presumed positive COVID-19 case, we take actions meeting or exceeding recommendations from the CDC, OSHA, public health officials and other credible sources while following federal, state and local health advisories. Our clinical and safety teams work closely with our field and store leadership to respond accordingly, which may include identifying and contacting individuals who may be at risk in order to self-quarantine or self-monitor their health, as well as cleaning and disinfecting the location or impacted areas of the store. Cleanings may require temporarily closing a store, at which time customers may visit a nearby store location for their prescription needs.

We are actively reviewing our policies and procedures as guidelines evolve, and will continue to adjust our safety protocols accordingly to promote the safety and wellbeing of our team members and customers.