By Bill Shields

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.”

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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.

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“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.

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The store is planning to reopen Friday after a deep cleaning.

Bill Shields