Sheetz has announced that an employee from the Moore Street location in Huntingdon Borough has tested positive for COVID-19.
According to a statement from Sheetz spokesperson Nicholas Ruffner, the employee last worked at the Moore Street location April 27.
“The health and wellness of our customers and employees is a top priority for Sheetz and among other measures implemented, Sheetz disinfects and sanitizes both the inside of the store as well as the gas pumps on a daily basis,” said Ruffner in the statement.
“Sheetz is working with all employees who may have had close contact with this worker as well as the Pennsylvania Department of Health during this process,” he added. “We will continue to prioritize the well-being of our customers and employees as we join the nation in navigating this unprecedented health crisis.”
Edited for more information at 3:37 p.m.
Ruffner provided additional guidance as to why this location will not close, despite closures of other Sheetz locations across Pennsylvania.
“In a case where an employee has worked within the past seven days, we will close that store location so that a third party cleaning crew can come in to disinfect and sanitize the store,” he said. “When the employee has not worked within the past seven days, we are still contacting employees that have had close contact with that worker but will not be closing the store location.
“Based on the latest guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, if the employee has not worked or visited the store within the last seven days, additional cleaning and disinfection is not necessary,” Ruffner added. “Of course, we have allocated additional work hours for our employees that are dedicated solely to cleaning, disinfecting and sanitizing our stores on a daily basis. The health and wellbeing of our customers and employees is our top priority, as is being fully transparent with our customers in this challenging and stressful time.”