Publix reports associate testing positive for COVID-19

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Publix reports associate testing positive for COVID-19


After receiving confirmation from the Georgia Department of Public Health, Publix is reporting that one of its associates has tested positive for COVID-19.

The associate works at store No. 0026 in Cruse Marketplace, 1735 Buford Highway in Cumming, Ga.

After receiving the news, the Lakeland, Fla.-based retailer completed a disinfection-level deep clean of the store that was in accordance with guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Georgia Department of Agriculture and the Georgia Department of Public Health.

“At Publix, the health and well-being of our associates, our customers and our communities remains our top priority,” Maria Brous, Publix director of communications, said. “Following our disinfection protocol and with the support of the public health department, the store is operating normal business hours. We are thinking of our associate and their family during this time and wishing them a swift recovery.”

In addition, the Georgia Department of Health informed Publix that store customers are considered at low risk of exposure and products at the store also do not represent a risk to shoppers.