May 10, 2020

Fairfield Gas Station Closed After Worker Gets Coronavirus

Fairfield Gas Station Closed After Worker Gets Coronavirus

FAIRFIELD, CT — An employee at a Fairfield gas station has tested positive for the new coronavirus.

A worker at the Cumberland Farms at 1101 Post Road is confirmed to have the virus, according to a statement from Cumberland Farms. The store was closed noon Saturday to be cleaned and sanitized and could remain closed for up to a week.

“We are taking all appropriate steps following guidance from local health officials,” the statement said.

Store staff have been advised to follow guidelines recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, according to the statement.

“We are making every effort to provide the affected Team Member and our broader team with the necessary resources and support,” the statement said.

Cumberland Farms is not the first Fairfield business to close because a worker contracted the virus. The local Trader Joe’s closed twice in April after workers became ill.

In the past two months, the virus has spread across Connecticut, hitting Fairfield County particularly hard. The county has more than 13,000 confirmed cases and over 1,000 deaths associated with the virus, according to the most recent state data.

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