SANTA BARBARA, Calif. - An employee at Whole Foods in Santa Barbara has tested positive for COVID-19, the grocery chain has confirmed to our newsroom.
The employee tested positive for COVID-19 and is currently under quarantine. Specific details about the employee have not been released due to privacy concerns.
Whole Foods corporate representatives said the store has increased safety protocols on top of current cleanliness and disinfecting procedures.
“The safety of our Team Members and customers is our top priority and we are diligently following all guidance from local health and food safety authorities."Statement from Whole Foods corporate
Whole Foods says they have installed plexiglass barriers at checkouts and are requiring temperature checks and face masks for all employees.
A detailed list with precautions currently being taken by Whole Foods can be found on their website.
The Santa Barbara Whole Foods is located at 3761 State St.