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Winthrop issues guidance after 5 market employees test positive for COVID-19 – WCVB Boston

The town of Winthrop is urging any visitors to the Winthrop Marketplace or Winthrop Meat Market in the days leading up to Thanksgiving to self-monitor for symptoms of COVID-19, after multiple employees tested positive for the virus. Four employees who work at the Winthrop Marketplace on Revere Street in Winthrop testes positive for COVID-19 earlier this week. One employee at the Winthrop Meat Market next to Metcalf Square also tested positive for COVID. The town’s public health department said the cases at the two businesses, located away from each other, were not related. The health department said the employees at both businesses were last in the stores on Wednesday, November 25. The health department said anyone who visited the Winthrop Marketplace from Saturday November 21 through Wednesday, November 25 and/or the Winthrop Meat Market between Monday, November 23 and Wednesday, November 25 should monitor for symptoms of COVID-19. “Quarantine is not necessary except for those identified as close contacts,” the town’s health department said. It added that they have already notified individuals who have been in close contact with the positive cases. “If you would like to be tested, we recommend waiting 4 to 5 days after the last day visiting a business,” the health department said. Click here for information on where to get tested. “Two employees are experiencing minor symptoms and recovering at home,” the grocery store said on social media. “Over the last eight months we have prided ourselves on the precautions we have taken to ensure customers and our staff could shop and work safely. We are committed to going above and beyond what is required by the state, and feel transparency and an abundance of caution is necessary.”

The town of Winthrop is urging any visitors to the Winthrop Marketplace or Winthrop Meat Market in the days leading up to Thanksgiving to self-monitor for symptoms of COVID-19, after multiple employees tested positive for the virus.

Four employees who work at the Winthrop Marketplace on Revere Street in Winthrop testes positive for COVID-19 earlier this week. One employee at the Winthrop Meat Market next to Metcalf Square also tested positive for COVID.

The town’s public health department said the cases at the two businesses, located away from each other, were not related.

The health department said the employees at both businesses were last in the stores on Wednesday, November 25.

COVID-19 notice posted on outside of Winthrop marketplace

The health department said anyone who visited the Winthrop Marketplace from Saturday November 21 through Wednesday, November 25 and/or the Winthrop Meat Market between Monday, November 23 and Wednesday, November 25 should monitor for symptoms of COVID-19.

“Quarantine is not necessary except for those identified as close contacts,” the town’s health department said. It added that they have already notified individuals who have been in close contact with the positive cases.

“If you would like to be tested, we recommend waiting 4 to 5 days after the last day visiting a business,” the health department said. Click here for information on where to get tested.

“Two employees are experiencing minor symptoms and recovering at home,” the grocery store said on social media. “Over the last eight months we have prided ourselves on the precautions we have taken to ensure customers and our staff could shop and work safely. We are committed to going above and beyond what is required by the state, and feel transparency and an abundance of caution is necessary.”

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