TOPEKA, Kan. (KSNT) – Two employees at the Topeka Lowe store have been diagnosed with coronavirus, a company spokesperson said.
Employees have been quarantined and are receiving treatment. The spokesperson said the employees last worked Friday March 27 and Friday April 3 respectively.
The store has been extensively cleaned and those who had worked closely with employees over a period of time are now on paid leave, the spokesman said.
Read the full statement below.
The well-being of our associates and customers is Lowe’s priority, and we have confirmed two COVID-19 cases of Lowe associates in our Topeka store at 1621 Southwest Arvonia Place. The associates have been quarantined and are receiving care. These associates last worked on March 27 and April 3 respectively, and after following preventive advice from the CDC, the store remains open. The store was thoroughly cleaned as directed by the CDC, and with great care the associates who had worked closely with these people for a period of time were put on paid leave.
As of Tuesday, April 7, Shawnee County has reported 47 confirmed cases of coronavirus.