Harper Woods Lowe's employee dies from coronavirus

Posted at 11:17 PM, Apr 01, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-01 23:17:19-04

HARPER WOODS, Mich. (WXYZ) — A Lowe's employee working in Harper Woods has died from coronavirus, the company said Wednesday.

The location where the employee worked is now only open for online and curb-side pick up orders.

"Lowe’s is devastated to learn of our associate’s passing, and we will work closely with the family to ease this tragedy however we can," a spokesperson for the company told 7 Action News in an email. "Our thoughts are also with our store associates, and we’re providing grief counselors as well as a 14-day paid leave as needed."

The associate who died was last at the store on March 16, and the location has since been cleaned according to CDC guidelines, the company spokesperson said.

The company added in a statement, "To increase the safety of all Lowe’s customers and employees, all Lowe’s stores have signage encouraging social distancing measures as well as overhead announcements every 15 minutes to remind customers. We also have clear signs and floor markers to reinforce CDC social distancing guidelines. Customers also have the option to checkout via mobile point of sale. Some additional operational measures include: enhancing daily cleaning efforts, increasing time spent cleaning and sanitizing stores, rescheduling non-essential services and installations, adding additional third-party cleaning and installing plexiglass shields at cash registers."

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