Third Kroger employee tests positive for COVID-19 in Bellevue

Posted at 6:39 PM, Apr 02, 2020

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — An employee of a Bellevue Kroger store tested positive for COVID-19, making them the third employee to contract the virus.

Kroger officials said the worker at the Hwy 100 location is receiving medical care and the store team has been notified.

"The associate has not worked at the store for 4 days and between that time the store has been cleaned and sanitized multiple times including by a 3rd party. We will continue to follow guidance from local, state, and federal agencies, including the CDC and other health organizations," Melissa Eads said in a statement.

She said the store is also taking the following precautions.

  • Enhanced our daily sanitation practices at all stores, including cleaning commonly used areas more often like cashier stations, self-checkouts, credit card terminals, food service counters and shelves.
  • Permitting and working hard to procure protective masks and gloves for associates.
  • Installing plexiglass partitions at check lanes, and pharmacy and Starbucks registers across the enterprise. These are now in place at the Hwy 100 Bellevue store and should be in place at all stores by first of next week.
  • Added floor decals to promote physical distancing at check lanes and other counters.
  • Placed signs in the stores promoting social distancing and airing in store PA announcements throughout the day in regards to this.
  • Continuing to expand pickup and delivery services and contactless payment solutions like Kroger Pay.

The first two cases were confirmed Tuesday. Both received medical care and were quarantined.