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Target employee tests positive for coronavirus at Las Vegas-area store

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Posted at 5:25 PM, Jun 26, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-26 20:26:51-04

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — A Target in west Las Vegas reports an employee has tested positive for coronavirus.

A spokesperson for the store located in Boca Park, at 8750 W. Charleston Blvd., said a team member has tested positive for coronavirus, as of Friday, and is in quarantine and following health department guidelines.

The retailer continues to pay the team member while they’re on leave, and the spokesperson said all team members at the store have been notified and provided with the appropriate CDC guidance.

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Target sent the following statement while confirming the positive case:

"We’re working in close partnership with local health departments and can share that we’ve been notified that our Boca Park store on W. Charleston Blvd. in Las Vegas has experienced a team member positive case of the coronavirus.

We’ve communicated directly with this team member, who went into quarantine and is following all health department guidelines. We’re paying this team member while they’re on leave and our thoughts are with them during this challenging time. After learning about positive cases, we also work quickly to deep clean and sanitize the store, which is the recommendation of public health experts.

We have notified the entire store team and provided them with the appropriate CDC guidance. We’re also providing all of our store and distribution team members with masks, gloves and thermometers, upholding rigorous cleaning routines, installing partitions at check lanes in stores and employing a variety of social distancing measures.

Our top priority is the health and safety of our team members and guests. We will continue to actively monitor this situation and respond accordingly."

More information on Target's ongoing coronavirus response is also available here.