Snohomish County, WA– Fred Meyer Chairman and CEO Rodney McMullen has released a press memo stating they have been informed by Public Health Officials that a store associate at their Monroe Fred Meyer Location, located at 18805 State Route 2 in Monroe, Washington, as well as a store associate at a King Soopers Store in Colorado have both tested positive for the COVID-19 virus. Both associates are receiving medical care and are recovering. “We are supporting them and wish them all the best in their recovery,” said McMullen. The associate from the Monroe Fred Meyer Store, last worked at the Store on March 5th, 2020.
“We activated our preparedness plan several weeks ago, and we’ve been taking actions to keep our Customers and Associates safe and healthy and our stores open and operating efficiently to be there for our Communities. Upon learning of these cases, we partnered with state and local health experts, followed all sanitation and cleaning procedures, communicated with and supported our store teams, and with the support of the state governments, the stores remain open. We will continue to follow guidance from local, state and federal agencies, including the CDC and other health organizations,” said McMullen.
“Our Customers and Communities are counting on us. In times of uncertainty, the Kroger Family of Companies is here. We ask that you continue to practice safety guidelines and follow the CDC’s preventative tips, including frequent handwashing and regularly disinfecting commonly touched areas. Fred Meyer stores, facilities, plants and offices are busier than ever before. On behalf of the entire leadership team, we are deeply grateful for how this amazing team of more than 460,000 Associates has pulled together to live Our Purpose, to Feed the Human Spirit, in this challenging time.” said McMullen.
Kroger has also updated their Emergency Leave Guidelines. Effective immediately, the Kroger family of Companies is enacting the Emergency Leave Guidelines Policy, allowing paid time off for Associates diagnosed with COVID-19 and for Associates placed under mandatory quarantine by their medical provider or by a public health authority because of COVID-19. All Associates will be eligible to receive their standard pay for up to two-weeks. For those employee affected by COVID-19, Kroger Family of Companies has made additional resources available through the Kroger Family of Companies Helping Hand Fund, a Kroger-organization-sponsored fund that provides financial assistance to Associates who are experiencing financial hardships due to a unexpected or emergency situation.
Due to the increased demand from communities across the state, Fred Meyer has multiple immediate positions available combined across their retails stores, manufacturing plants and distribution centers. Candidates can apply via Jobs.fredmeyer.com and could be placed for employment within several days of applying.
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