LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – At least two employees at a Whole Foods store in the Silver Lake neighborhood of Los Angeles have contracted coronavirus.

FILE — A Whole Foods store in New York City on April 5, 2020. (Getty Images)

An unspecified number of employees from the store, located at 2520 Glendale Blvd., have contracted coronavirus and were in quarantine, a spokesperson for Whole Foods confirmed to CBSLA.

Whole Foods says it has installed plexiglass barriers and is requiring temperature checks and face masks for anyone working in the company’s stores, along with newly implemented daily cleanliness and disinfection protocols. The store remains open.

“We’ve been working closely with our store team members, and are supporting the diagnosed team members who are in quarantine,” the company wrote in a statement. “Out of an abundance of caution, the store has performed a professional deep cleaning and disinfection, on top of our current enhanced sanitation measures.”

In May, an employee from a Whole Foods store in Pasadena died after contracting coronavirus. At least two more employees at the same store also contracted the disease.

According to the latest numbers from the L.A. County Public Health Department, at least three employees from a Whole Foods store in Westwood have tested positive for COVID-19, along with another three at a Whole Foods in El Segundo.

  1. puglypoo says:

    I have been to Whole Foods when employees unmasked were having conversations and seen employees working the registers with their masks pulled low to the tip of their noses, rendering them ineffective. Whole Foods needs to clamp down on their employees.

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