Detroit Whole Foods Shoppers Urged to Self-Monitor After Covid Infects 24 Workers

February 28, 2021, 9:30 PM

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Whole Foods Midtown Detroit customers are advised to self-monitor for Covid symptoms if they visited the store between Feb.12-22.

The Detroit Health Department said 24 workers recently contracted Covid at the store at 100 Mack Ave., which closed for nearly two days.

"Anyone experiencing symptoms (such as shortness of breath, fever, cough, aching, chills, loss of taste or sense of smell) should isolate at home and seek medical attention if symptoms worsen," the Detroit Health Department says in a release. "Anyone who would like a rapid test may obtain one up to 14 days after possible exposure. Call (313) 230-0505 to make an appointment at the Joseph Walker Williams Recreation Center, 8431 Rosa Parks Blvd ."

The city said it knew of no customers that had contracted Covid as a result of the Whole Foods outbreak, first reported Thursday by Detour Detroit newsletter.

The health department is working with Whole Foods to make vaccines available to all grocery store employees and make sure safety precautions are being followed. No employee will be permitted to return to work until they have completed their quarantine or isolation and are symptom-free and have been tested.

The Covid vaccine is available to grocery store workers and other frontline workers, and Detroiters ages 60 and up. People interested in the free vaccine can call (313) 230.0505 for an appointment.


Detroit Whole Foods outbreak hits 23 workers, shuts Midtown store nearly 2 days, Feb. 25

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