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Utica Walgreens temporarily closes for cleaning after employee was exposed to coronavirus

The Walgreens at 1750 Genesee St. in Utica closed for the day Thursday so the store could be thoroughly cleaned after an employee was potentially exposed to coronavirus.

Posted: May 22, 2020 5:28 PM
Updated: May 22, 2020 5:49 PM

The Walgreens at 1750 Genesee St. in Utica closed for the day Thursday so the store could be thoroughly cleaned after an employee was potentially exposed to coronavirus.

Walgreen corporate office released the following statement regarding the closure:

Walgreens champions the health and wellbeing of every community in America, and we are committed to providing a safe environment for our team members and customers. Walgreens was recently notified that a team member who works in our store located at 1750 Genesee St. in Utica, N.Y. is being evaluated for COVID-19. In accordance with our established protocols, CDC guidance and out of an abundance of caution, we temporarily closed the store yesterday for cleaning in order to disinfect the premises, and reopened this morning.

When notified of a confirmed or presumed positive COVID-19 case, we take actions meeting or exceeding recommendations from the CDC, OSHA, public health officials and other credible sources while following federal, state and local health advisories. Our clinical and safety teams work closely with our field and store leadership to respond accordingly, which may include identifying and contacting individuals who may be at risk in order to self-quarantine or self-monitor their health, as well as cleaning and disinfecting the location or impacted areas of the store. Cleanings may require temporarily closing a store, at which time customers may visit a nearby store location for their prescription needs.

We are actively reviewing our policies and procedures as guidelines evolve, and will continue to adjust our safety protocols accordingly to promote the safety and wellbeing of our team members and customers.

The store has since reopened.

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