Wareham Walgreens closes for cleaning after employee gets evaluated for COVID-19

Wareham Walgreens closes for cleaning after employee gets evaluated for COVID-19
The Walgreens in Wareham temporarily closed Tuesday for a comprehensive cleaning after learning an employee was being evaluated for COVID-19, a Walgreens spokesperson told Boston 25 News. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

WAREHAM, Mass. — The Walgreens in Wareham temporarily closed Tuesday for a comprehensive cleaning after learning an employee was being evaluated for COVID-19, a Walgreens spokesperson told Boston 25 News.

“Walgreens is committed to providing a safe environment for our team members and customers, so cleanings sometimes require temporarily closing a store, in which case customers can visit a nearby location for their prescription and shopping needs,” the spokesperson said.

The store at 121 Marion Road closed around 1 p.m. Tuesday and reopened at 8 a.m. on July 29.

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“When notified of a confirmed or presumed positive COVID-19 case, we take swift actions meeting or exceeding recommendations from the CDC, OSHA, public health officials and other credible sources while following federal, state and local health advisories,” the spokesperson added. “Our clinical and safety teams work closely with our field and store leadership to respond, which may include identifying and contacting individuals who may be at risk in order to self-quarantine or self-monitor their health, as well as cleaning and disinfecting the location or impacted areas of the store.”