From The Trussville Tribune staff reports
BIRMINGHAM — An employee at Lowe’s in Birmingham, off Edwards Lake Road, tested positive for coronavirus, according to an official with the home improvement chain.
The employee is in quarantine and the store has been sanitized.
Associates at Lowe’s have been working around the clock to meet the needs of customers, first responders and government officials.
All Lowe’s locations have reduced hours by closing at 8:30 p.m., Monday through Saturday, and at 7 p.m. on Sundays.
“This will provide additional time for essential product replenishment and to thoroughly clean and sanitize our stores daily,” Lowes President and CEO, Marvin Ellison said. “In addition to our enhanced daily cleaning efforts, we have increased the time spent cleaning and sanitizing our stores, especially in the most frequented areas like restrooms, associate breakrooms and checkout lanes. In fact, we have taken increased measures to ensure our cashiers and front-end teams are regularly cleaning their work areas and registers after each customer interaction.”
Other actions taken by Lowes include:
- Adding overhead announcements, store signage, and customer and associate guidelines that emphasize the importance of social distancing
- Increasing the services of our third-party cleaning providers and implemented additional morning, afternoon and after-hours cleaning practices
- Working to implement a more robust curbside pickup process so customers can be served without coming into the store
- Temporarily changing our delivery procedures to safeguard customer and associate health by leaving items at the front door, garage or alternative location, or by asking if anyone in a customer’s home has tested positive for COVID-19 before completing an in-home installation
Lowes is working closely with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and health authorities to ensure preventative measures are being taken.