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Jacksonville Amazon Employee, Georgia Publix Employee Test Positive For COVID-19

File photo of a Publix store
Scott Iskowitz
Associated Press
A Publix employee has tested positive for COVID-19. The store pictured in this file photo is not the store where the infected employee works.

A Publix employee in Georgia has tested positive for the coronavirus.

The Lakeland, Florida-based grocer announced the Publix store north of Atlanta where the employee works is remaining open.

The company said a disinfection-level deep cleaning of the store was done in accordance with guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Georgia Department of Agriculture and Georgia Department of Public Health.

“Following our disinfection protocol and with the support of the public health department, the store is operating normal business hours. We are thinking of our associate and their family during this time and wishing them a swift recovery," the store said in a news release.

Publix said it was informed by the Georgia Department of Public Health that “store customers are considered to be at low risk of exposure and the products sold at the store do not represent a risk to customers.”

And WJCT News partner The Florida Times-Union reports that Amazon has also confirmed that one of its employees at a Jacksonville fulfillment center tested positive for COVID-19.

More about the Amazon COVID-19 case is at

Bill Bortzfield can be reached at, 904-358-6349 or on Twitter at @BortzInJax.

Bill joined WJCT News in September of 2017 from The Florida Times-Union, where he served in a variety of multimedia journalism positions.