When it comes to coronavirus precautions, Trader Joe’s is one of the most scrupulous stores in town.
They diligently limit the number of shoppers. The “one-way” aisles are clear, as is the rigorous, keep-your-distance checkout procedure.
Yet late this afternoon, a sign on the door notified customers: “Temporarily Closed for Cleaning.”
An employee — er, “crew member” — tested positive for COVID-19, the sign says. “As soon as the store has been fully cleaned and restocked, we plan to reopen.”
The note adds that the employee was “last present in the store” on April 14 — in other words, today.
Trader Joe’s encourages customers with health-related concerns to contact their healthcare provider with questions.