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Target on East Side confirms employee tested positive for COVID-19

Posted at 10:32 AM, Apr 30, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-30 13:32:11-04

An employee at the Target on Mall View Road has tested positive for COVID-19.

Officials with Target confirmed with 23ABC that an employee is currently on paid leave, after testing positive for the coronavirus.

In a statement to 23ABC, Target said, "After learning about positive cases, we also work quickly to deep clean and sanitize the store, which is the recommendation of public health experts. We have notified the entire store team and provided them with the appropriate CDC guidance. We’re also providing all of our store and distribution team members with masks, gloves and thermometers, upholding rigorous cleaning routines, installing partitions at checklanes in stores and employing a variety of social distancing measures."

Target said it would continue to "actively monitor" the situation.