Lowe’s employee tests positive for COVID-19, some workers on paid leave

Lowe's employee tests positive for COVID-19

PARAGOULD, Ark. (KAIT) - A hardware store confirmed one of its employees in Northeast Arkansas tested positive last week for COVID-19.

Lowe’s released a statement Tuesday evening to Region 8 News stressing that the wellbeing of their associates and customers is their priority.

“We have confirmed a COVID-19 case of a Lowe’s associate at our Paragould store, located at 212 N. 23rd Street,” said Sarah Lively, from Lowe’s corporate office.

The associate, who worked last Thursday, has been quarantined and is receiving care, she said.

Associates who worked closely with the individual are now on paid leave out of what Lively called “an abundance of caution.”

The Paragould store remains open and, Lively assures, has been extensively cleaned according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s guidelines.

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