A worker at a Pomona grocery store tested positive for coronavirus, leading to a deep-cleaning and restocking effort at the shop.
According to Cardenas Markets, an employee at the store at 690 E. Holt Blvd. reported the positive test Wednesday.
In a statement, Cardenas Markets Chief Marketing Officer Adam Salgado said the company “is doing everything we can to support” the workers.
“Additionally, in order to ensure all remain healthy and safe at the affected store in Pomona, the store has been deep-cleaned, sanitized and restocked,” Salgado said. “As an essential business, we have taken a number of proactive educational precautionary steps that are in alignment with the directives given by the governor and the Los Angeles Department of Public health in order to help combat the spread of COVID-19.
“From the beginning of this crisis, we have been following the guidance of local authorities and healthcare professionals on how to best serve our residents and families to ensure they have access to the fresh food and resources they need during these extraordinary times of crisis,” he said.
There was no immediate word on whether any other workers or customers may have been exposed to the worker who tested positive for the illness.
The Inland Valley Daily Bulletin, which first reported the case, reported that the store was open for business Thursday.
The case comes one day after news broke about a worker at a Whole Foods market in Huntington Beach testing positive for the coronavirus. The company used a robocall to notify other employees about the infection, the Orange County Register reported. The message stated that the employee had last worked at the store in the Bella Terra mall on March 19, according to the Register.
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