Maplewood Schnucks employee tests positive for COVID-19

A Maplewood Schnucks employee tested positive for COVID-19, according to an email from Schnucks sent out at 6 p.m. on Thursday, June 4. The employee last worked at the store on Wednesday, June 3.

The area where the employee worked was disinfected (the specific area isn’t noted), and also all common areas. The store is remaining open and will continue to follow COVID-19 guidance from local and state agencies, according to the email.

Following is a screen shot of the letter.

 

5 thoughts on “Maplewood Schnucks employee tests positive for COVID-19

  1. Washington Post today 6/5/20:
    The director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention acknowledged to Congress members Thursday that the national coronavirus response is fraying along several edges….”We’re very concerned that our public health message isn’t resonating,” Robert R. Redfield said, noting that some states are reopening their economies while local infections are still spreading, and many Americans are ignoring the CDC’s advice to wear masks.” 🔸

  2. Schnucks has had the 6 a.m. hour for senior citizens. I shop at that hour in Maplewood and was pleased to see a station at the door, at first, to clean carts and monitor that folks entering had masks. One way in and one out of the store, etc. The change in hours shot me over to the Clayton Rd. still open at that hour. I find that these safety measures were not followed other than check out screens and spacing on the floor. Most employees had masks on but not all and fairly only 2/3 of customers were masked. NO One cleaning carts, nor doorway sanitizer (evident), only monitoring was at the exit (for theft one would imagine). Schnucks: Ask people to put on the mask if they have it in the car or give one to person entering, etc. Unmasked customers are breathing on YOUR people and on the rest of us! Another spike may be on the way. Please help us.
    This virus crisis is NOT over and I have admired and relied on Schnucks. Generally the checkers are courteous, helpful and vigilant. Workers or delivery people less so. One worker offered to notify management of lack of compliance while another said “there is nothing we can do” over time.
    We ALL need to be respectful and supportive. See something, SAY something folks!

  3. While this may seem scary here are a couple things to consider.

    1) The virus is mostly spread through respiratory droplets (coughing/sneezing). Schnucks employees wear masks which greatly reduce their respiratory droplets from becoming airborne.

    2) Schnucks stores are large. You have to be exposed to a certain amount of the virus to become infected. Google viral load. Check your sources. The large space and high ceilings help to prevent the virus from concentrating in the air.

    3) CDC says that the chances of becoming infected are low from the virus on surfaces. Highest risk is from breathing them in.

    If you have been shopping In Maplewood Schnucks recently the chances you would get sick are extremely low. Still monitor your health (as everyone should already be doing). If you have a fever let your doctor know.

    Be safe! Wash your hands. Don’t touch your face.

    Much love and a speedy recovery to the employee who is ill!

    I am not a doctor. I do not work for Schnucks.

    I am helping my company comply with the state, county and city requirements to reduce the spread of COVID. So I am up to speed on the majority of available information.

  4. It would be nice if they told us what the employee’s position was ( cashier, bagger, deli clerk, stock person etc.) so we could have a better idea if we werw near the person.

  5. Hoping for a speedy recovery! Really appreciate all the grocery store workers who have been showing up despite the danger throughout this whole crisis.