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UPDATE: One additional employee at Dollar General Distribution Center in Lebec tests positive for COVID-19, two total


FILE – This undated electron microscope image made available by the U.S. National Institutes of Health in February 2020 shows the Novel Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2. Also known as 2019-nCoV, the virus causes COVID-19. The sample was isolated from a patient in the U.S. On Tuesday, April 21, 2020, U.S. health regulators OK’d the first coronavirus test that allows people to collect their own sample at home, a new approach that could help expand testing options in most states. The sample will still have to be shipped for processing back to LabCorp, which operates diagnostic labs throughout the U.S. (NIAID-RML via AP)

UPDATE: The Dollar General confirmed a second employee from its distribution center in Lebec has tested positive for COVID-19.

Dollar General released the following statement:

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, we have taken a number of actions designed to enhance employee and customer health and safety.  This includes providing fabric and disposable facial coverings and disposable gloves to employees who choose, or who are required by local governments, to wear them.  Employees may also wear their own facial coverings as long as disposable masks are appropriately discarded and fabric masks are laundered after each use.   In each of our traditional distribution centers and cold storage facilities, enhanced cleaning protocols and social distancing measures include traffic flow patterns and additional distancing measures in common areas such as restrooms, locker rooms and break rooms.

We also continue to communicate our paid sick leave protocols for employees who have been impacted by COVID-19, including those who have tested positive. Employees who are experiencing fever or other symptoms of the virus are asked to stay home. Employees impacted by COVID-19, including those who must remain at home due to their own diagnosis, to care for an immediate family or household member or while awaiting test results based on their own health symptoms, are paid for regularly-scheduled hours during those times.

LEBEC, Calif. (KGET) — The Dollar General confirmed an employee from its distribution center in Lebec has tested positive for COVID-19.

The company says that the worker is in quarantine at home for 14 days and they have notified all employees in contact with that worker.

The protocol for employees who test positive for COVID-19 is to stay home and not return to work for at least 14 days.

Dollar General will not release any specific information in regards to the employee’s identity or health status.

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