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Forsyth Publix employee tests positive for coronavirus
Employee worked at Cruse Marketplace location
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Publix supermarket has confirmed that they have been informed that an associate working at their Cruse Marketplace store, located at 1735 Buford Highway in Cumming has tested positive for COVID-19. Company officials say the store has completed a disinfection level deep cleaning, using guidelines from the CDC and the Georgia Department of Public Health.

“At Publix, the health and well-being of our associates, our customers and our communities remains our top priority,” said Maria Brous, Publix Director of Communications in a press release distributed Monday afternoon. “Following our disinfection protocol and with the support of the public health department, the store is operating normal business hours. We are thinking of our associate and their family during this time and wishing them a swift recovery.”

Publix also said they were told by the Georgia Department of Public Health that store customers are considered to be at low risk of exposure and the products sold at the store do not represent a risk to customers.