The health and safety of our employees and the broader John’s Island community is our top priority. We are saddened to announce that one of our employees at our John’s Island store has tested positive for COVID-19.
We are supporting the affected employee, who is currently self-quarantined and resting at home. Our thoughts are with our employee, and we are hoping for a speedy recovery.
Out of an abundance of caution, we have closed the store and donation center effective immediately and have asked other staff to get tested. Employees to be tested also are being asked to self-quarantine until receiving their test results.
In the meantime, we will sanitize and deep clean the store with our newly acquired Clorox 360 System, which uses an electrostatic sprayer to disperse cleaner around all surfaces. The system is approved for COVID-19 cleaning based on the EPA’s Emerging Viral Pathogen Policy. We plan to complete this cleaning 48 hours after the building has been vacated to allow the virus to dissipate and protect our cleaning crew.
We will continue to adhere to all CDC prevention guidelines including social distancing and ongoing cleaning and sanitizing. People are our greatest asset, so we will do everything possible to protect our team, customers, donors and community.