Employee at Fred Meyer in Monroe tests positive for coronavirus

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:

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  • 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.