Las Cruces Walmart forced to close after 4 employees tested positive for virus

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LAS CRUCES, New Mexico – The state of New Mexico is forcing a Walmart from Las Cruces to the east to close after four employees tested positive for Covid-19 in the past three weeks, according to a statement released on Saturday. .

The state will also require that the Rinconada Boulevard store test all of its employees and “thoroughly” disinfect the building. Anyone who has visited the store since June 22 is invited to get tested for the virus.

The location employs more than 400 people, according to the New Mexico Department of Environment’s Office of Occupational Health and Safety.

On Saturday morning, the state “issued a notice of imminent and substantial danger to employees and the public,” the statement said.

According to the state, Walmart does not require employees who test positive to quarantine for two weeks, “and they do not notify people who have come into close personal contact with these employees to be tested.” .

The press release did not specify when this location may reopen.

To file a workplace complaint in New Mexico, send an email to [email protected] or call 505-476-8700.

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