Employee at Cumming Publix tests positive for coronavirus, store says

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An employee of a Publix store in Forsyth County has tested positive for the coronavirus, the grocery chain said late Monday.

The employee works at the store in the Cruse Marketplace, located 1735 Buford Highway in Cumming, Publix posted on its website. A "disinfection-level deep cleaning" was done at the store after the Georgia Department of Public Health confirmed the diagnosis, according to a Publix spokeswoman.

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“At Publix, the health and well-being of our associates, our customers and our communities remains our top priority,” Maria Brous, Publix director of communications wrote on the company’s website. “Following our disinfection protocol and with the support of the public health department, the store is operating normal business hours. We are thinking of our associate and their family during this time and wishing them a swift recovery.”

According to Publix, the Georgia DPH says store customers are considered to be at low risk to exposure. Products sold at the store do not represent a risk to customers, the store said.

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