Kroger: 1 member from Pigeon Forge store has passed following previous COVID-19 diagnosis

Coronavirus

PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. (WATE) — Kroger reported Tuesday that one of its members who had worked at the Pigeon Forge location passed away after previously being diagnosed with COVID-19.

“We are deeply saddened by the passing of one of our Kroger family members who worked at our Pigeon Forge store. We are mourning along with the family during this extraordinarily difficult time. This associate was previously diagnosed with COVID-19.  We are making mental health and grief counselors available to support our associates.” 

Kroger

The store also reported that the associate last worked on June 3.

Kroger also said it is reiterating its guidelines and safety measures put in place to combat the spread of COVID-19 to its employees and customers:

  • On an ongoing basis, Kroger has several measures in place at all stores to help protect associates and customers. 
  • Those include aggressive cleaning and sanitation procedures, limiting capacity in stores to 50% of building code capacity, plexiglass partitions at cash registers and counters, educational floor decals to further promote physical distancing, and PA announcements multiple times per hour to promote social distancing and other safety measures.
  • Associates temperatures are checked when they report to work
  • Supplying masks for all associates and requiring them to wear them and to stay home if they are sick.  
  • We encourage customers to wear masks when shopping or alternatively, use our ecommerce services for pick up at store, home delivery, or ship to home.
  • We continues to follow guidance from local, state and federal agencies, including the CDC.

Copyright 2020 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Coronavirus COVID-19 videos

Biden slams Trump for 'knowingly' lying on COVID

McEnany: Trump 'never lied' to the public on COVID

Trump bemoans virus restrictions in North Carolina

University of Tennessee relocating Massey Hall residents to make room for COVID-19 self-isolation cases

Coronavirus in Tennessee: Knox County reports 100 new cases, 157 new inactive cases

Knox County Health Dept. says plan in place for vaccine distribution

UT Chancellor: Some dodging COVID-19 precautions

Two Tennessee women participating in a COVID-19 vaccine study

Tennessee teachers asking for more safety measures

State launching COVID-19 schools dashboard

Knox County Health Dept.: Numbers reflect new timeframe for inactive cases

Clinton High School cancels next 2 weeks of games due to virus

UT chancellor: Fraternities trying to avoid COVID-19 precautions

Trending Stories

WATE 6 On Your Side Twitter