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Sephora reports 3 workers test positive for COVID-19 at Vegas distribution center

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Posted at 9:57 PM, Jul 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-15 10:24:05-04

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — Three workers have tested positive for COVID-19 at a Sephora Las Vegas distribution center.

Representatives with Sephora told 13 Action News that they received confirmation that three individuals at their Las Vegas distribution center tested positive for COVID-19 between July 10 and July 13.

Two of the associates had not been present at the facility for over a week, with the third associate working last on July 9.

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The company said a safety closure plan was initiated along with contact tracing once the cases were confirmed.

The facility was closed for deep cleaning during a second shift on July 13 and reopened for the first shift on July 14.

Through contact tracing, six additional individuals were identified who potentially had exposure to the employee who last worked on July 9, according to the company. These individuals were notified so they could take the appropriate precautions, including isolation.

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Contact tracing has not identified any associate-to-associate contact within the facility between the cases and the company says it encourages associates to be mindful about their continued safety outside of the workplace.

A Sephora representative says contact tracing is complete and there was no change to the outcome.

All employees at the distribution center have been alerted and provided safety recommendations as outlined by local and national health authorities.

Representatives with the company also said it will continue to follow and execute enhanced hygiene protocols to ensure the facility is completely sanitized each day. As the health and well-being of its workers and community is the first priority.

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