Louisa Walmart employee tests positive for Covid-19
Walmart announced today that one of their employees had tested positive for Covid-19.
This news came after Walmart also made the announcement today that all their stores will require shoppers to wear masks or face coverings beginning Monday, July 20.
The individual who tested positive for the virus is not a resident of Lawrence County therefore the Lawrence County Health Department isn’t in charge of the case. The individual is asymptomatic and had worked for a short period last Thursday and hasn’t worked since then, a store employee said.
Walmart store managers did not respond to a request for comment today.
“She was not in close contact with any other employees or customers and wore a mask and gloves while working as Walmart requires all employees to wear masks,” the employee said.
Walmart has performed deep cleaning of the entire store regardless if that employee was in that area, reported LC Health Dept. director Debbie Miller.
Ms. Miller has spoken with Walmart today and is completely confident that there is little to no risk.
“Both myself and our environmentalist have spoken with Walmart and we are completely confident that there is little to no risk to employees or the public,” Miller said.
Walmart states as the confirmed cases across the country have spiked and mandates already in place by many governments that masks will bring consistency across stores. To ensure consistency all stores will have a single entrance and there will be Health Ambassadors near the entrance to remind those without a mask of their new requirements. The ambassadors will receive special training to help make the process as smooth as possible for customers.