QUINCY (CBS) — When it was discovered that the Walmart in Quincy had 11 employees with COVID-19, and one died, the city wasted no time in shutting it down.
“Walmart was a little slow to move on this initially and that was a little disappointing,” said Quincy Mayor Tom Koch, “But once it got to the corporate level, they did the right thing.”READ MORE: Moderna And Pfizer To Expand COVID Vaccine Trials For Young Children
The store employs 200 people. The cluster of 11 cases there was discovered through contact tracing and the tenacity of Quincy’s Health Commissioner Ruth Jones.READ MORE: Air Quality Alert Extends Into Tuesday Due To Unhealthy Levels Of Haze, Smoke In Air
“All the employees will be tested, if there are any more [positive cases] found, obviously self-quarantine, and then they will be monitored going forward,” said Koch.MORE NEWS: Massachusetts Fire Departments Flooded With Calls About Haze From Western Wildfires
The store is planning to reopen Friday after a deep cleaning.