COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KKTV) – A Goodwill store in Colorado Springs was closed for cleaning Monday morning after several employees tested positive for the coronavirus.
A sign on the front of Goodwill on Austin Bluffs in Colorado Springs says the store is closed until further notice. Picture taken Monday, May 18, 2020.
Goodwill of Colorado said three employees at the store at 4158 Austin Bluffs Parkway tested positive for COVID-19. According to El Paso County Public Health, this is considered an outbreak because the cases happened within a two-week period.
The store and donation center shut down Sunday so crews could start thoroughly cleaning and disinfecting it.
Out of caution, the health department said it’s alerting anyone who may have been at the store since May 9. The company is working with the El Paso County Health Department to investigate the store and employees who may have been exposed.
Goodwill stores reopened on May 1 after being closed for more than a month because of the pandemic.
According to a news release from the health department, Goodwill has been following guidelines including “daily temperature checks and health screenings prior to shifts, wearing protective masks and gloves, frequent disinfecting of high-touch/high-traffic areas and social distancing, among other preventative measures.”
Neither Goodwill nor the health department has said when the store will reopen.