A Starbucks worker in downtown Seattle tested positive for the coronavirus, prompting the store’s closure for deep cleaning, the organization said.
In an update Friday, Starbucks said the laborer who tested positive is isolated at home. The store where the patient worked is closed, and the local health department has given it the go-ahead to come back to business following the cleaning, Starbucks said. It didn’t declare when it’ll reopen.
Starbucks said it’ll keep on following coronavirus protocols rooted in care for representatives and ability from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
“The frequent, additional cleaning and sanitizing procedures already underway in all our stores are fully in line with their guidance,” said Rossann Williams, executive vice president.
Simply this week, Starbucks declared it is briefly suspending the utilization of individual cups and tumblers at its stores around the world to help prevent the spread of coronavirus.
Seattle is the headquarters of the coffee giant, and the encompassing region has been the epicenter of the coronavirus flare-up in the United States. Washington state has recorded 14 deaths, including in any event seven at a longterm nursing facility, a significant worry for the vulnerable elderly populace.
Seven of the state’s demises have been associated with the Life Care Center of Kirkland. Two different cases were reported for at elderly living facilities in the state – the Ida Culver House in Seattle and the Issaquah Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Issaquah.
The resident at Ida Culver House who tested positive has been hospitalized since Wednesday and will stay in remain for about fourteen days, authorities said. The Issaquah resident who tested positive has been moved to a local hospital.
Prior this week, Microsoft, Amazon, and Facebook urged their employees to work from home after announcing coronavirus cases.
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