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FRAMINGHAM – A CVS store in Framingham closed for several hours today, April 9, after an employee tested positive for the coronavirus.

CVS was informed Thursday morning, that an employee, who works at the 776 Water Street store in Framingham tested positive for COVID-19, said Amy Lanctot Thibault, senior manager of corporate communications for CVS.

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“Upon notification of the test result, we immediately implemented our infectious disease response protocols,” said Thibault.

“The store was closed briefly this afternoon in order to disinfect the premises following our established cleaning protocols and CDC guidelines,” she told SOURCE.

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“The employee and any co-workers exposed to the employee have been placed under a 14-day quarantine consistent with CDC guidelines and will be on paid leave.,” Thibault told SOURCE.

The CVS re-opened around 4 p.m. today, she said.

” Our pharmacies are a critical resource for the communities we serve and we’ll continue to be here for customers and patients in these trying times,” said Thibault.

The City of Framingham made no public announcement of the positive case by an employee at the public retailer outlet & pharmacy.

During this pandemic, the City has chosen not to alert the public when individuals who test positive have been in public locations or worked in locations that interact with the public.

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Susan Petroni is the former editor for SOURCE. She is the founder of the former news site, which as of May 1, 2023, is now a self-publishing community bulletin board. The website no longer has a journalist but a webmaster.