4 employees test positive for COVID-19 at Colorado Springs Goodwill

Posted at 9:11 PM, May 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-19 15:45:41-04

COLORADO SPRINGS — El Paso County Health announced Sunday that three Goodwill employees in Colorado Springs have tested positive for COVID-19 and confirmed a fourth case Tuesday.

El Paso County Public Health said the Goodwill store located at 4158 Austin Bluffs Parkway now has four employees who tested positive for the virus.

Since reopening on May 1, all Goodwill employees have followed safer-at-home guidelines from Governor Polis and the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. That includes daily temperature checks and health screenings before each shift, and frequently disinfecting high-touch and high traffic areas, as well as social distancing and other preventative measures.

This is considered an outbreak, which is defined as two or more confirmed cases within 14 days.

Goodwill is working with El Paso County Public Health to investigate this outbreak. Goodwill has also temporarily closed the store and donation center as of Sunday.

The store will be thoroughly cleaned and disinfected while closed. A reopening date has not yet been determined.

Public Health is notifying anyone who may have been at this location starting on May 9, and will release additional details as they become available.