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TJ Maxx employees at Las Vegas facility test positive for COVID-19

TJ Maxx, Marshalls reopening stores after closing due to COVID-19 pandemic
Posted at 3:43 PM, Jul 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-14 19:30:44-04

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — There are several TJ Maxx distribution center employees in North Las Vegas who have tested positive for COVID-19.

A spokesperson for the company has said through contact tracing they don't believe the cases were spread through contact at the facility.

Here is the full statement provided to 13 Action News.

“We are aware that a few Associates from our Las Vegas Distribution Center have unfortunately tested positive for COVID-19. Because of the contact tracing we have conducted, we do not believe that these cases are the result of COVID-19 spreading in our facility. In addition to our regular cleaning protocols, we have conducted additional targeted cleaning of the specific areas where these Associates had significant contact. The impacted Associates have been asked to stay home with pay for their previously scheduled hours during a 14-day period. Since we reopened this distribution center, we have established numerous health protocols to help protect the health and well-being of our Associates, including providing personal protective equipment, establishing occupancy limits, implementing social distancing work practices, instituting daily temperature checks and self-assessments for Associates, and implementing new cleaning regimens, including enhanced cleaning of high-touch surfaces throughout the day. We wish our Associates the best during their recovery.”