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Wawa employee at West Palm Beach store tests positive for coronavirus

Store temporarily closed for cleaning on Friday
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Posted at 5:09 PM, Apr 24, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-24 17:09:03-04

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — A Wawa store in West Palm Beach was temporarily closed Friday after an employee tested positive for the coronavirus.

The company said in a written statement the employee worked at a store located at 1520 Belvedere Rd., which is near the Palm Beach International Airport.

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Wawa spokeswoman Jennifer Wolf said the person with COVID-19 worked at the store on Thursday.

Wolf said the store was closed so the building could be "professionally deep cleaned and disinfected."

Wawa said they are working with the local Department of Health to notify any workers who may have had close contact with the person who has the virus.

Wolf said Friday the store has reopened.