Market Basket Distribution Employee Tests Positive For COVID-19

BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — A Market Basket distribution employee has tested positive for the coronavirus, WHDH reports.

Market Basket Spokeswoman Justine Griffin says the employee works at the Market Basket cold storage distribution center in Andover, and won’t return to work until completely recovered. Griffin says a specialized cleaning crew is being brought in to clean and disinfect the warehouse.

“We understand that some of our associates were afraid to come into the warehouse this morning,” she said. “We consider it our responsibility to continue to take the aggressive steps necessary to protect our associates and also to make sure they understand the precautions they need to take to best protect themselves.“

This latest case comes after numerous Market Basket employees from several stores have tested positive for COVID-19. One associate who worked at the Salem, Massachusetts store died earlier this week from the virus.

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