SALEM, Mass.– A staff member at the Salem Market Basket has actually died from COVID-19, according to a statement from the business.
2 other partners at that shop have actually evaluated positive, the business revealed. They have actually been ordered to quarantine and notify their close contacts to do so.
Other staff members at grocery stores throughout the nation have died in current days, triggering grocery workers to call for more defense
“Although we are not able to share any information about our Partner, in deference to her household, the entire Market Basket community is deeply saddened by this loss,” said Justine Griffin, representative for Market Basket. “We offer our assistance to her household and colleagues throughout this challenging time. We have made therapy services offered to any associates or family members in requirement.”
The company states it has implemented new security securities for its workers, “focusing on high-touch surfaces.” Employees at the stores routinely clean up those surface areas, like counters, signs up, register belts, baskets, carriages, payment gadgets, touch pads, desks and door manages.
Workers are also working to install Plexiglas shields in between customers and cashiers.
The store’s release said gloves are offered to all workers, however the business stated it was still working to obtain masks.