Schnucks employee at Ladue store tests positive for COVID-19

An email was sent to alert customers and Schnucks is reaching out to other employees who were in close contact with the person who tested positive.

Sam Masterson
April 08, 2020 - 1:31 pm

LADUE, Mo. (KMOX) - An employee at the Schnucks location in Ladue tested positive for COVID-19.

Schnucks says the store at 8867 Ladue Road is open on Wednesday after "a deep cleaning and was sanitized per CDC guidelines." Schnucks says the employee tested positive for the virus Tuesday night. 

The employee is currently quarantined at home and the last time the person worked at the store was on April 2, Schnucks says.

Related: Schnucks, Dierbergs now limiting customers to 1 shopper per household

"The Health Department has not indicated that any specific actions should be taken by any customers or anyone else," Schnucks said in a statement.

There were three other workers who are believed to have been in close contact with the employee who tested positive. Two of the employees are being told to self-quarantine out of an abundance of caution, but neither was showing any symptoms at the time Schnucks was notified. The company says they have yet to make contact with the third teammate to determine if that teammate will also need to self-quarantine.

Missouri’s grocery workers union is urging Missouri Gov. Mike Parson and other political officials to enact a new rule amid the coronavirus crisis that would require customers in grocery stores and other retail businesses to wear a mask that covers their nose and mouth at all times.

Related: Union calls for Missouri governor to make masks mandatory in grocery, retail stores

This comes one day after a Schnucks employee at the Ladue location tested positive for COVID-19. Schnucks says the store at 8867 Ladue Road is open on Wednesday after "a deep cleaning and was sanitized per CDC guidelines." The employee is currently quarantined at home and the last time the person worked at the store was on April 2, Schnucks says.

A letter was sent to Gov. Parson on Wednesday and United Food and Commercial Workers Local 655 President David Cook is urging all shoppers to take this step in response to new guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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