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Hudson News employee at McCarran Airport tests positive for COVID-19

Posted at 8:53 AM, Jun 09, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-10 00:47:56-04

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — A Hudson representative tells 13 Action News that one of their employees working at McCarran Airport tested positive for COVID-19 back in May.

The travel retail company says it hired a professional cleaning service disinfect the store the following day, and that the affected employee self-quarantined at home for 14 days, as recommended by the CDC.

Read the full statement from the company representative below:

A Hudson team member working at McCarran International Airport informed us on May 27 that she had tested positive for COVID-19. Following CDC guidelines and our own company protocols, we immediately instructed the team member to seek medical attention and self-quarantine at home to complete the 14 day isolation period. We also notified those who had been in close contact with the affected team member to leave work and self-quarantine. We closed the store to which the team member was assigned, informed our property manager and corporate HR team, and had a professional cleaning service disinfect the store the following day on May 28.

Health and safety continues to remain our number one priority – not only for our team members, but for our customers, including personnel that are present in airports and commuter hubs across North America. We have provided our frontline team members with personal protective equipment, developed enhanced store cleaning protocols, installed sneeze guards, expanded ‘Tap to Pay’ capabilities to limit the use of pin pads and the handling of cash, and implemented standardized social distancing decals and guidelines, all to ensure in-store health and hygiene and maintain crowd control. We will continue to take the necessary actions and precautions to ensure the health and safety of our team members, travelers and airport personnel.