North Adams Cumberland Farm Closed by Virus Exposure
|A sign at the Cumberland Farms on Curran Highway explains its closure.|
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — The Cumberland Farms at Hodges Cross Road will closed at least a few days for cleaning after an employee tested positive for the novel coronavirus.
The team member informed the store of the positive test, according to a statement from the Framingham company on Thursday.
"We are taking all appropriate steps following guidance from local health officials. We closed the store at 11:30 AM (EST) on Wednesday, January 6th to be cleaned and sanitized by an industrial cleaning crew," the company said in the statement. The store will re-open in the next few days. We are grateful to all our customers for their patience and understanding during this time."
A sign was posted on the main entrance door on Wednesday stating the store was closed temporarily "as a result of recent business conditions." Numerous frustrated patrons were trying the door late Wednesday afternoon during what is usually a high-traffic time for the Curran Highway location. The closure did not affect the company's other two locations in the city.
Cumberland Farms said members who work at the store had been contacted and advised to follow the recommended guidelines of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control.
"We are making every effort to provide the affected Team Member and our broader team with the necessary resources and support," the company said.
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