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Coronavirus outbreaks reported at 4 Costco stores in Santa Clara County



COUNTY SANTA CLARA, Calif. (KRON) – An outbreak of coronavirus at Costco in Sunnyvale has led to an investigation into four different Costco locations in Santa Clara County.

Following reports of COVID-19 clusters at various circulated costco locations, Santa Clara County began an investigation of four Costco stores.

So far, nine Sunnyvale Costco employees have tested positive for coronavirus but there are concerns that the number will continue to rise if the infection is not contained in it.

A spokesman for Teamsters Local Union 853 says employees are worried.

As of Thursday, July 30, the county can confirm the following case analysis:

  • Gilroy: 6 cases between 24 July and 30 July
  • Mountain View: 6 cases between 1
    5 July and 27 July
  • San Jose – Senter Road: 8 cases between 17 July and 22 July
  • Sunnyvale: 13 cases between 23 July and 26 July

The health department confirms that it is working with Coscto, based on a 7-point checklist calling for reporting, contact tracing, communication and sanitation.

The health department has confirmed at least 9 workers tested positive for coronavirus at Costco in Sunnyvale Station Street. Workers, customers and the Workers’ Union are concerned that actions are being taken to spread the infection further.

Santa Clara County is working closely with Costco to ensure the safety of workers and customers in every location.

A preliminary investigation shows that Costco is compliant with social distance and other protocols, officials say, and most of the cases were caused by community transmission and are unlikely to be internal transmission among employees.

As part of the county’s review of Costco’s procedures and protocols, the county will provide additional guidance if needed.

Santa Clara County is ready to assist Costco in identifying close contacts and advising on appropriate disinfection measures, to ensure that appropriate testing protocols are followed, as well as measures to prevent transmission of workplaces.

Costco customers should continue to follow protocols, including the lid surface and involvement in social distance.

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