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Pinellas County Publix employees test positive for COVID-19

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Posted at 8:23 AM, Apr 13, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-15 11:00:23-04

Two Pinellas County Publix employees have tested positive for COVID-19, the company confirms.

One of the workers is employed at store #1348 located at 1075 Pasadena Ave S., South Pasadena, FL.

The second worker is employed at store #1,117 located at 2514 N McMullen Booth Rd., Clearwater, FL.

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Publix says it is taking the following measures in accordance with the CDC as well as local and state health departments:

• A heightened ongoing disinfection program focusing on high-touch surfaces like touch pads, door and drawer handles, phones and computers.
• Continued cleaning and sanitization of stores.
• Quarantine and paid leave for 14 days for any associate who tests positive for COVID-19 to recover from the illness.

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• Notification, quarantine and paid leave for up to 14 days for associates who have been in close contact with the associate who tests positive for COVID-19.
• The installation of plexiglass shields at registers, customer service desks and pharmacies in all stores.
• In-store signage, one-way directional aisles, and public address announcements reminding customers and associates of social distancing.
• Visual reminders of appropriate six-foot spacing via marked lines at registers.
• Adjusted store hours to allow more time to conduct additional disinfection measures and restock shelves.

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