Henrico Kroger employee tests positive for coronavirus

Henrico County

HENRICO, Va. (WRIC) — An employee at a Henrico Kroger location has tested positive for COVID-19, Kroger confirms to 8News.

The associate works at the location on Eastridge Road. They are quarantined at home and recovering. It is unknown when the Kroger associate started getting sick or when they were last inside the store.

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Kroger says it has cleaned and sanitized the store since the employee last worked.

“On an ongoing basis, we have aggressive cleaning and sanitation procedures in place at all of our stores and are continuing to adhere to all guidance from local, state and federal agencies, including the CDC,” Kroger said in a statement.

On Wednesday, it was business as usual.

Timothy Jeter says he frequents the Kroger, but after hearing about the confirmed case of COVID-19 says “it makes me think – stay away from this store a little more.”

Jeter adds that he’ll take preventive measures when shopping int he future, but still feels uneasy after hearing the coronavirus-related news.

“It makes me uncomfortable, makes me wanna look at my bags, but not sure what I can do about it,” he said. “I usually wear gloves in the store. Maybe that’ll protect me a little more.”

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