28 Employees at Sam’s Club Distribution Center Test Positive for COVID-19

by | May 27, 2020 | Headlines, COVID-19, News

WORCESTER –  The City of Worcester is reporting 4,000 COVID-19 cases as of Tuesday, May 26.

The City reported that Sam’s Club distribution center in Worcester on Tobias Boland Way – a facility that isn’t open to the public – has had 28 employees test positive for COVID-19.

Last month, nine Sam’s Club workers tested positive when testing was done following the Walmart outbreak.

Earlier this month, the Walmart in the same shopping plaza as Sam’s Club reported 81 employees tested positive for COVID-19.

Since then, Sam’s Club has provided a 24-hour nursing presence, as well as access to a clinical worker who is giving guidance around mental health issues or anxiety employees may have surrounding the virus.

Sam’s Club has sent more of their staff to get tested for COVID-19 and another 19 people have tested positive.

City Manager Ed Augustus said more information will be available at Thursday’s press conference.

 


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