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Ormond Beach Observer Tuesday, Jul. 21, 2020 3 weeks ago

Ormond Towne Square Publix reports at least one COVID-19 case

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See what others stores in the Ormond and Palm Coast area have reported positive coronavirus cases.
by: Jarleene Almenas Associate Editor

The Publix at Ormond Towne Square, located at 1478 W. Granada Boulevard, has had at least one employee test positive for COVID-19 in the last 14 days, a Publix spokesperson confirmed on Monday, July 20. 

Media Relations Manager Nicole Krauss also confirmed eight stores in the Ormond Beach, Flagler Beach and Palm Coast area have also had employees test positive for the coronavirus, though the majority of them were cases reported over two weeks ago.

Publix issued a statement on confirming illnesses on its corporate website, which states the grocer expects to see an increase in employee cases as the virus continues to spread based on indications by public health officials. 

"Because the testing and reporting of cases by health departments varies by state, Publix cannot fully and accurately report cases in real time," the statement reads. "We have been and continue to be focused on intensive, ongoing protective measures in all our facilities."

The Publix locations at Bellair Plaza in Daytona Beach, located at 2595 N. Atlantic Ave., and at Belle Terre Crossings in Palm Coast, located at 4950 Belle Terre Parkway, have also reported at least one positive COVID-19 case in the last two weeks. 

The following stores have also reported positive cases, but not in the last 14 days:

  • Publix at Halifax Plantation Village, 3750 Roscommon Drive, Ormond Beach
  • Publix at Island Walk at Palm Coast, 250 Palm Coast Parkway NE Unit 1000, Palm Coast
  • Publix at Palm Coast Center, 800 Belle Terre Parkway, Palm Coast
  • Publix at Hammock Beach Centre, 5415 N. Oceanshore Blvd., Palm Coast
  • Publix at Beach Village, 414 Beach Village Drive, Flagler Beach

Effective Tuesday, July 21, are also required to wear a face covering while entering Publix stores.

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