King Soopers employee tests positive for COVID-19 in Colorado Springs

Posted at 11:50 AM, Mar 30, 2020

COLORADO SPRINGS — An employee at a Colorado Springs King Soopers has tested positive for COVID-19.

In a press release sent out Monday by the El Paso County Public Health, the employee who worked at the King Soopers on Academy and Woodmen, last worked at the store on March 28.

Anyone who has visited this store on March 19, March 21 through March 25, and March 28 are asked to monitor for symptoms.

“Based on our assessment of the situation, and the fact that this individual worked several days while experiencing symptoms, we felt it was important to make people aware,” said Dr. Robin Johnson, El Paso County Public Health Medical Director. “While there is no need to panic, we encourage people to monitor for symptoms, and to follow the steps outlined below should they begin to feel ill.

El Paso County Public Health learned about this on Sunday. They are working withe King Soopers to make sure the store is thoroughly cleaned and sanitized.

On March 16, King Soopers began its emergency leave policy, which allows paid time off for employees diagnosed with COVID-19 or employees put under quarantine.

If you develop any COVID-19 symptoms, fever, cough or shortness of breath, stay away from people and isolate yourself.

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