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Cumberland Farms Store in Portsmouth Closes After Employee Tests Positive for COVID-19

Editor’s note: This is a developing story. We will update as more information becomes available. 

PORTSMOUTH, R.I. — The Cumberland Farms store, located at 1812 East Main Road, Portsmouth, has closed for at least a week after an employee tested positive for COVID-19.

A Cumberland Farms employee recently informed the company they tested positive for the Coronavirus, also known as COVID-19. The company closed the store on Wednesday afternoon to be sanitized.

According to an official statement from Cumberland Farms, “We are taking all appropriate steps following guidance from local health officials.

“We closed the store at 3:30 PM (EST) on Wednesday, May 20th to be cleaned and sanitized by an industrial cleaning crew. The store will re-open in the next week. We are grateful to all our customers for their patience and understanding during this time.”

According to Cumberland Farms, all store employees were contacted and advised to follow CDC-recommended guidelines.

“We are making every effort to provide the affected Team Member and our broader team with the necessary resources and support,” according to the company statement.

Two Cumberland Farms stores are located in Portsmouth, both along East Main Road. The store being closed is situated adjacent to Stub Toe Lane and diagonally across from St. Barnabas Church.

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