Coronavirus Walmart: 2 employees of the Evergreen Park store die from COVID-19

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EVERGREEN PARK, Illinois (WLS) – Walmart has confirmed that two employees at the same Chicago area store died of COVID-19.Coronavirus Illinois Update: Latest news on COVID-19 cases, impact on the Chicago area

The two men, aged 48 and 51, worked at the 95th and Western store in Evergreen Park.

Walmart said that neither of the two associates had been at the store for at least a week and that no problems were reported when the health department inspected the store.Illinois coronavirus deaths by county; COVID-19 victims of all ages

The company added that an outside company would be brought in to clean and disinfect the store.

FULL WALMART DECLARATION

This is devastating news. There are no words to express the loss of the two partners in our Evergreen Park store and we mourn alongside their families. Neither partner has been in the store for at least the past week and since that time we have strengthened our cleaning and disinfection measures which include thorough deep cleaning of key areas of the store and installed signage and stickers to encourage social distancing. . On March 31, the store passed a third party safety and environmental compliance assessment. The health department also inspected the store and no problems were reported. We are now taking the extra precaution of using an outside company to further clean and disinfect the store. All of these measures are aimed at ensuring the safety and well-being of our associates and customers. We will continue to assess the situation and take further action if necessary.

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