4th Market Basket associate positive for coronavirus – Boston News, Weather, Sports

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BURLINGTON, MASS. (WHDH) – A Burlington Market Basket associate has tested positive for coronavirus, the grocery chain announced on Thursday. Two associates at the chain’s Chelsea site and one at the Chelmsford site also tested positive.

RELATED: The market basket introduces new measures of social distancing, limiting the number of buyers inside

Partner won’t return to work until he’s fully recovered, says Market Basketball spokesperson Justine Griffin

“We hope our partner will recover quickly. Most supermarkets operating at the moment are facing these challenges, ”said Griffin in a statement. “We took the same steps in each case, as we did here. We report it to public health officials and follow their advice and use a specialized cleaning team to clean and disinfect the store. “

Griffin added: “Market Basket has also continuously improved its operations focused on the health and safety of our customers and associates. We listen to the wide range of contributions we receive daily – from our clients and associates as well as governors and public health experts who describe the coming weeks as essential to the health of residents in our region. As a result, we have limited the number of buyers in the store at the same time to ensure that customers have personal space, can maintain social distance, and feel more comfortable. “

As part of Market Basket’s response to COVID-19, the company implemented an intensified disinfection program focused on high contact surfaces, including cash registers, counters, register belts, red baskets, shopping carts, payment devices, touchpads, desks, door and drawer. handles, phones and computers.

All stores have disinfectant wipes for customer use at the store entrance and associates help wipe all baskets.

Associates should practice good hygiene, including frequent hand washing. Social distancing is also encouraged.

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