Northeast Philadelphia ShopRite employee tests positive for coronavirus

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A ShopRite employee in the Northeast tested positive for coronavirus, the company confirms.

In a statement Sunday night, ShopRite stated an employee at the Morrell Plaza location tested positive for COVID-19.

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The employee is no longer at the store, according to officials. Fellow employees who were in close contact with the employee are in a 14-day self-quarantine.

The company went on to say, in accordance with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the store on Frankford Avenue underwent a deep cleaning, including sanitizing all the workspaces the employee had contact with.

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The store remains open and continues to follow all guidelines set forth by the CDC.

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