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Publix employee in Boynton Beach tests positive for COVID-19

14 coronavirus cases in 33436 zip code
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Posted at 3:44 PM, Apr 06, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-06 23:37:50-04

BOYNTON BEACH, Fla. — Publix said over the weekend an employee at a store in Boynton Beach tested positive for the coronavirus.

This is at least the second worker at a Publix in Palm Beach County to test positive for the virus.

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Publix spokeswoman Nicole Maristany Krauss said in a statement Saturday night the employee worked at store located at 133 N Congress Ave. in Boynton Beach.

According to the state's COVID-19 dashboard on Monday, there are 14 confirmed cases of the coronavirus in the 33436 zip code, which includes parts of Boynton Beach and the village of Golf.

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The Florida-based grocery store chain said last week they are now allowing all workers to wear gloves and masks.

Publix wants to remind the public they have implemented a "heightened ongoing disinfection program" that focuses on high-touch surfaces like touch pads, door and drawer handles, phones and computers.

Other measures put in place at Publix stores include:

• The installation of plexiglass shields at registers, customer service desks and pharmacies in all stores

• Signs and public address announcements reminding customers and associates of social distancing

• Visual reminders of appropriate 6-foot spacing via marked lines at registers

Adjusted store hours to allow more time to conduct additional disinfection measures and restock shelves