MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Publix Supermarkets confirmed more cases of COVID-19 at additional South Florida stores on Wednesday morning.
The latest stores to confirm employees with the coronavirus are the Mary Brickell Village store and the store on Cutler Road.
The Mary Bricklell Village store is located on the 900 block of SW 1st Avenue and the Old Cutler Road is located on the 20000 block of Old Cutler Road.
Other stores that have reported COVID-19 cases are:
- Miami: 311 SW 7th Street (Brickell location)
- Miami Beach: 1100 6th Street
- Miami Shores: 9050 Biscayne Blvd.
- Coral Gables: 1500 South Douglas Road
The company has not revealed which departments the employees worked in.
Publix Supermarkets said any employee who tests positive for COVID-19 will be given 14 days of paid sick leave.
All stores have implemented a heightened ongoing disinfection program focusing on high-touch surfaces like touchpads, door and drawer handles, phones and computers, and continued cleaning and sanitization of stores.
There is now in-store signage and public address announcements reminding customers of social distancing, plus visual reminders of appropriate six-foot spacing at registers.
Publix also is giving store employees the option of wearing masks and gloves. The company said it would supply the gloves while they have them but workers have to provide their own masks.
It has installed plexiglass shields at checkout, customer service and pharmacy registers.
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