Wawa shuttered after employee test positive for COVID-19

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It’s unclear how many employees or customers may be impacted or forced to quarantine following the exposure.

New Castle (DE): The Wilmington Manor Wawa in New Castle was shuttered abruptly after an employee tested positive for COVID-19 according to a Wawa spokeswoman.

The spokeswoman, Jennifer Wolf, confirmed that the associate last reported to work at the Wawa, located at 1515 DuPont Highway, on Saturday, April 4, 2020.

It’s unclear how many employees or customers may be impacted or forced to quarantine following the exposure. It’s also unknown if the employee was screened prior to starting work on April 4th as required by Governor Carney’s 4th and 5th modification to his state of emergency.

“In accordance with its protocols, Wawa took immediate action and closed the store to have it professionally deep cleaned and disinfected. The store will reopen as soon as possible with associates from neighboring stores, if needed,” said Wolf.

“We are working with the local Department of Health regarding notifications to any associate who may have had close contact with the associate,” Wolf said. “As always, the health and safety of our customers and associates is a top priority. We will do everything we can to support our associate, including providing paid time off, and take all necessary steps to monitor, safeguard and protect all our associates and customers.”

Back in March, the food chain, suspended all self-serve stations, including coffee, but allowed touch-screen ordering to continue. Also in March, another employee tested positive at the Milltown Wawa on Kirkwood Highway location. That location was also shuttered while it underwent a deep cleaning and sanitation process.

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