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Fort Lauderdale West Marine employee tests positive

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A team member at the Fort Lauderdale West Marine tested positive for Covid-19, the coronavirus, on March 12, according to a company press release

Located on the southwest corner of State Road 84 and South Andrews Avenue, the store is currently open for business.

A press release online stated that immediately upon learning of the case, “we consulted with state and local health experts and took all appropriate actions. West Marine continues to focus on the health and safety of our employees and customers.”

An employee who answered the phone at the store this afternoon confirmed that the Fort Lauderdale location is open and said employees have been contacted by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control. He said store employees are monitoring themselves with instructions to call the CDC if they develop symptoms of Covid-19.

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One thought on “Fort Lauderdale West Marine employee tests positive

  1. Jeanie

    People who are exposed to people that test positive are supposed to self quarantine for 14 days. Unless those working at West Marine at this time are folks who weren’t around that person for at least 72 hours prior to them being symptomatic, then I don’t think they did the right thing. No matter how much they cleaned and disinfected the store, and no matter whether the people there had no symptoms. And that’s what we’ve heard from the CDC and every Dr or public official going on tv.

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