Lexington Whole Foods employee diagnosed with COVID-19

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ)- A Lexington Whole Foods employee has been diagnosed with COVID-19, according to the grocery chain.

The store says it cannot provide details out of respect for the privacy of its employees, but it did share this statement.

“The safety of our Team Members and customers is our top priority and we are diligently following all guidance from local health and food safety authorities. We’ve been working closely with our store Team Members, and are supporting the diagnosed Team Member, who is in quarantine. Out of an abundance of caution, the store is performing a professional deep cleaning and disinfection, on top of our current enhanced sanitation measures. All Whole Foods Market stores continue to operate under social distancing and crowd control measures. Additionally, we have installed plexiglass barriers at check out, are requiring temperature checks and face masks for anyone working in our stores, and have implemented enhanced daily cleanliness and disinfection protocols in all of our stores.” – Whole Foods Market Spokesperson

Whole Foods says any time it learns of a coronavirus case, confirmed or presumed, it activates a plan to protect that person’s privacy while also reducing the risks to employees and customers. That plan includes deep cleaning, contact tracing and a notification processes for employees.

Find out more about Whole Foods’ approach to COVID-19 here.

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