Second Norwell Stop & Shop employee tests positive for coronavirus

Second Norwell Stop & Shop employee tests positive for coronavirus

NORWELL, Mass. — ​An second employee at the Stop and Shop in Norwell has tested positive for coronavirus, company spokeswoman Maria Fruci confirmed to Boston 25 News on Tuesday.

Boston 25 News reported the first case on Sunday.

Fruci said the associates will not return to work until cleared by public health officials as no longer contagious for coronavirus.

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Out of an abundance of caution, any co-worker who had been in close contact with the infected employees have been asked to self-quarantine. The store is also advising other employees who feel sick to stay home.

Fruci said the company has conducted an extensive deep cleaning of the entire store and every surface in accordance with guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and state and local public health officials.

“Nothing is more important to us than the health of our customers and associates, and we are continuing to implement extensive measures to help ensure all our stores and facilities are safe,” Fruci said. “Grocery stores are seen as an essential service at this time, and our associates are on the front lines going above and beyond to serve our communities.”