CHATHAM — A Walgreens in Chatham has reopened after closing temporarily when one worker began exhibiting symptoms of coronavirus.
The employee last worked at the store Sunday, according to Ald. Roderick Sawyer (6th).
Management decided to close the pharmacy, 8628 S. Cottage Grove Ave., for an hour to do a deep cleaning. The store has now been reopened.
The abrupt shutdown caused confusion for shoppers, some of them taking to Facebook for answers.
Sawyer (6th) told Block Club there was a “miscommunication,” but that the store has properly cleaned and is open for business.
This is the second Walgreens in as many weeks to temporarily close for cleaning. The Hyde Park Herald reported the closing of another location in the Hyde Park Shopping Center April 1, though an employee there denied the action was COVID-19 related.
So far, there are 188 confirmed coronavirus cases in Chatham.
Walgreens could not be reached for comment.
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