Publix employee in Miami-Dade has tested positive for COVID-19

DORAL, FL – On Monday morning, Publix announced through a representative that an employee at a Southwest Miami-Dade store has tested positive for the coronavirus.

The employee in question was working in a store located at 9420 SW 56th St and since receiving notice of a positive test, the company has implemented a “disinfection-level deep cleaning”, as required by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in addition to their daily cleaning and sanitation.

According to Maria Brous, director of communications for the supermarket chain, the deep cleaning conducted has focused on high-touch surfaces like touchpads, door and drawer handles, phones and computers.

Due to this case and another one at a store in Cumming, Georgia, where an employee also tested positive, Publix has adjusted their hours from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. to allow “additional preventative sanitization.”

In addition, Publix announced they have started installing plexiglass shields at checkout counters to widen the distance between and lessen interaction between cashiers and customers.

And some stores are also taking additional measures to prevent the virus from doing more damage in the population such as the one at 2551 LeJeune Rd.in Coral Gables that has been limiting the number of customers inside the store and at checkouts.

 

With the information of ‘The Miami Herald’ and WSVN.

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