Spokesperson: Johnson City St. of Franklin Kroger employee tests positive for COVID-19
Officials with Kroger have confirmed an employee at the Johnson City State of Franklin store has tested positive for COVID-19.
Kroger reports the employee has not worked at the store since June 26th and is at home recovering. A company spokesperson issued a statement saying in part, “Our top priority is protecting the health and safety of our associates and customers, which is why we have extensive processes and protocols in place, including emergency leave guidelines that cover paid time off for self-isolation as verified by an accredited health care professional. Associates diagnosed with COVID-19 or placed on quarantine due to COVID-19 risks are eligible to receive their standard pay for up to two weeks (14 days).”
Kroger stores also undergo deep cleaning by a third-party vendor upon learning of a positive virus case at one of the company’s locations.
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