State officials investigate COVID outbreak at Maine lumber store; 13 cases linked
June 15, 2020 | 11:51 am CDT
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YORK, Maine - State officials are looking into whether or not Maine-based Eldredge Lumber & Hardware is the source of a COVID-19 outbreak. Thirteen new cases have been linked back to the store.
 
All 13 cases have been members of the Eldredge staff, who all reportedly have had little contact with customers. Company general manager Dan Remick said the 13 infected employees all worked in the outdoor lumber yard, away from the indoor retail space.
 
The company says it took proper precautions early on, forcing employees to wear masks and implementing one-way aisles and shields for cashiers. Remick says Eldredge reacted quickly upon learning of the infections - removing all employees that had the potential of coming into contact those infected. Over the weekend, the facility was cleaned and fogged.
 
The company employs 150 in total.
 

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