Delaware Shop Rite Worker Tests Positive For COVID-19

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A worker at the ShopRite of 1st State Plaza has tested positive for  COVID-19, according to  Delaware Shop Rite president and CEO Chris Kenny.

Kenney released a statement on the companies Facebook page this week. Below is the statement.

The impact the COVID-19 pandemic has had on the community of Wilmington has been felt by us all. Many of us know a friend, family member or co-worker who has been affected. The same holds true at ShopRite of 1st State Plaza, where a member of our work family – the associates who provide essential services every day – has reported a confirmed case of COVID-19.

You should know that ShopRite is prepared and has implemented the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recommended protocols to reduce the spread of the virus, including:
· Making sure the diagnosed associate is no longer in the workplace
· Asking colleagues who may have been in close contact with that person to self-quarantine for a period of 14 days
· Implementing deep cleaning procedures including sanitizing all workspaces used by the associate and common areas.
· Taking extra steps to deep clean and sanitize food contact surfaces and high-touch areas throughout all our stores while promoting social distancing and putting up Plexiglas shields to provide a measure of protection to our associates and customers. To learn more about these measures, please visit http://facts.wakefern.com.

It’s important that you know we remain committed to transparency and we think sharing this information with you is the right thing to do. We also feel it’s important to protect the privacy of our hardworking colleagues; should we learn of additional associates who have been affected, we’ll continue to implement the CDC protocols.

For nearly 75 years, ShopRite has played an important role during times of crisis and, once again, we see our customers – many of whom are also our friends and neighbors – turning to us for the food and supplies they need. While we can’t predict the evolution of this unpredictable challenge that Wilmington is facing, please know we are doing everything we can to protect the health and safety of our associates and customers while continuing to serve the community we all call home.

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