Employee at Fred Meyer in Monroe tests positive for coronavirus

The Tacoma Fred Meyer at 19th and Stevens streets is due for a remodel next year. Debbie Cockrell debbie.cockrell@thenewstribune.com

MONROE, Wash. — An employee at a Fred Meyer location in Monroe tested positive for coronavirus, the grocery store confirmed.

The employee last worked at the store on 18805 State Route 2 on March 5, and has since received care and is in recovery.

Fred Meyer released the following takeaways for its workers:

  • We are enacting an Emergency Leave Guidelines policy, allowing paid time off for associates diagnosed with COVID-19 and for associates placed under mandatory quarantine by their medical provider or by a public health authority because of COVID-19.
  • We have been informed by public health officials that a King Soopers associate in Colorado and Fred Meyer associate in Washington have tested positive for COVID-19. Both associates are receiving medical care and are recovering.
  • We have immediate positions available combined across our retail stores, manufacturing plants and distribution centers. Candidates may apply via jobs.fredmeyer.com and could be placed for employment within several days of applying.