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Second Publix employee in Forsyth County tests positive for COVID-19

Publix confirms employee worked at the grocery store on Ginnis Ferry Rd in Alpharetta, GA.

ALPHARETTA, Ga. — Publix officials have confirmed that another worker at their grocery chain in Forsyth County has tested positive for COVID-19.

According to Publix's director of communications, Maria Brous, the associate worked at 5180 McGinnis Ferry Road in Alpharetta. The first positive case of an employee in Forsyth County was confirmed three weeks ago at their location off Buford Highway in Cumming. 

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Brous adding that the grocery chain has increased efforts to keep its employees and customers safe with guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention using the following methods:

  • A heightened ongoing disinfection program focusing on high-touch surfaces like touchpads, door and drawer handles, phones and computers.
  • Continued cleaning and sanitization of stores.
  • Quarantine and paid leave for 14 days for any associate who tests positive for COVID-19 to recover from the illness.
  • Notification, quarantine and paid leave for up to 14 days for associates who have been in close contact with the associate who tests positive for COVID-19.
  • The installation of plexiglass shields at registers, customer service desks and pharmacies in all stores.
  • In-store signage and public address announcements reminding customers and associates of social distancing.
  • Visual reminders of appropriate six-foot spacing via marked lines at registers.
  • Adjusted store hours to allow more time to conduct additional disinfection measures and restock shelves.

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