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COVID-19 cases among Costco employees, company confirms

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Posted at 9:09 AM, Mar 30, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-30 23:39:47-04

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — Costco confirms with 13 Action News that there are confirmed cases of COVID-19 among its employees.

The company did not specify how many employees or which locations they work at, but says it is communicating relevant information internally to its employees.

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The update was in response to questions about a letter circulating over the weekend that appears to be an internal document for employees of a location in Henderson.

The document says in part, "We have been informed of a positive COVID-19 test for an employee who works at the front-end department of our location."

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It goes on to list the steps that the company has taken in response to the test results saying:

  • We have contacted the local health department and are working cooperatively with any additional direction given by them.
  • We are undertaking additional cleaning and sanitation protocols and will continue with our daily enhanced cleaning.
  • We will communicate directly with co-workers known to have been in close contact with a sick person and are now at low risk for infection.

Please continue to practice social-distancing to the best of your abilities and good hygiene (cover cough/sneezes, wash hands thoroughly and often, and stay home if sick).

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