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Seward Co-op closes after employee tests positive for COVID-19

The Minneapolis store informed shoppers on Sunday.
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A Seward Co-op store in south Minneapolis has closed after one of its employees tested positive for coronavirus.

The store at 2823 E. Franklin Avenue closed Sunday after the positive COVID-19 test. 

"A cleaning company is coming to clean over the next 24 hours," an email from the store said.

"We will re-open the store once we are able to determine that it poses no risk to the community."

"The employee only worked on Tuesday March 10," the store added on its website. "This employee works only at the Franklin store in a small department. They do not cashier."

"We want to be sensitive to their identity, so we are not disclosing any further information at this time. Our main concern right now is the wellness of this employee, other employees and our community at large."

It's not clear at this stage whether this is a new confirmed case of coronavirus, or one of the 35 cases confirmed by the Minnesota Department of Health on Sunday lunchtime.

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