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Dozens of Whole Foods employees at a Detroit store have tested positive for COVID-19 and health officials are now sending a warning to customers

Dozens of Whole Foods employees at a Detroit store have tested positive for COVID-19 and health officials are now sending a warning to customers

A Whole Foods Market worker moves grocery carts in Durham, N.C., Wednesday, April 15, 2020.
AP Photo/Gerry Broome




A Whole Foods store in Detroit is being pummeled by COVID-19 after 24 employees tested positive.




So far, no customers have reported catching the virus as a result of the outbreak.




Detroit's health department is asking shoppers who visited the store to check for potential symptoms.




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A Whole Foods Market in Detroit is being pummeled by COVID-19 after 24 employees tested positive for the virus, Detroit's health department said in a public health notice.So far, no customers have reported catching the virus as a result of the outbreak, but the city's health department is asking shoppers who visited the store from February 12 to 22 to monitor themselves for potential symptoms.Employees are not allowed to return to the store until they've quarantined, showed no symptoms, and tested negative, according to the health department. It's now also working with the Amazon-owned grocer for vaccine access and safety procedure monitoring. "The safety of our team members and customers remains our top priority, which is why we are taking comprehensive action to address this issue and have rolled out extensive measures to keep people safe in our stores," a Whole Foods spokesperson told Insider in an email statement. The spokesperson also noted the mandatory negative test result before workers can return to the store.
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