Note: This story was updated at 12:35 p.m.
An employee at the Walgreens store on Oak Ridge Turnpike was being evaluated for COVID-19 last week, and the store and pharmacy were temporarily closed for cleaning but they have since re-opened, a spokesperson said Tuesday.
Several readers have asked about the temporary closing last week. The store appeared to be open Friday evening after readers reported the temporary closure. Some readers reported the closure lasted only a few hours.
On Tuesday, Walgreens said it was notified on Thursday, April 2, that an employee at the Oak Ridge store was being evaluated for COVID-19. The employee has not been in the store since April 1, Walgreens said.
“In accordance with our established protocols, CDC guidance and out of an abundance of caution, the store and pharmacy were temporarily closed for cleaning in order to disinfect the premises,” Walgreens said. “We have contacted impacted individuals who may be at risk and they are self-quarantined. The store and pharmacy have since been reopened.”
Walgreens said it is committed to providing a safe environment for its customers and employees.
On Wednesday, Oak Ridge Today asked if the employee has been tested for COVID-19 and, if so, whether the test was positive or negative, and we will update this story when more information comes available.
More information will be added as it becomes available.
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