Everett Trader Joe’s closed due to workers ill with COVID-19

The store will close for cleaning. Five other Trader Joe’s stores closed temporarily this week.

EVERETT — Trader Joe’s in Everett is closed until Thursday for cleaning after more than one worker tested positive for COVID-19.

This comes a day after a Trader Joe’s employee at a Scarsdale, N.Y., store died due to COVID-19. Nationwide, several workers at Walmart and other grocery stores have also died after contracting the virus.

Six Trader Joe’s stores nationwide temporarily closed this week due to coronavirus concerns. Five of them were on the East Coast.

The store at 811 SE Everett Mall Way is set to reopen April 9.

The latest date an infected Everett worker was in the store was April 4, the Trader Joe’s website said. It did not specify how many workers were infected.

The store closed for “additional precautionary cleaning and sanitization,” the website said. “While a store is closed, Trader Joe’s pays all Crew Members for their scheduled shifts.”

The site says the company provides up to two weeks of additional paid sick time to workers who have any symptoms of illness.

The grocery store chain’s corporate offices did not return an inquiry Tuesday from The Daily Herald.

The Trader Joe’s store on Highway 99 in Lynnwood remained open.

The Snohomish Health District does not release public information about employers unless connected to healthcare or long-term care. There have been 1,659 cases in Snohomish County confirmed or presumed positive for COVID-19, and 83 probable cases. About half have recovered, and 61 died.

Andrea Brown: abrown@heraldnet.com; 425-339-3443. Twitter @reporterbrown.

Talk to us

More in Local News

Lake Stevens resident Rick Trout shows a Feb. 2020 photo of the rising lake level in front of his home after a storm. (Isabella Breda / The Herald)
Some Lake Stevens homeowners now must buy flood insurance

Updated FEMA maps show some lakeside homes now sit in a designated flood hazard area, due to a warming climate.

Voyager Middle School.
Shooting threat at Mukilteo schools was a joke, student says

Four threats of violence in 48 hours were reported at Snohomish County schools in the wake of a shooting at a Michigan high school.

Girl, 1, dies from gunshot wound near Granite Falls

Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office deputies were investigating the weapons assault report Saturday night.

Prosecuting attorney, Taryn Jones gives the state's opening statement to start the trial of Ryan Leenders for first-degree murder Friday morning at the Snohomish County Superior Courthouse on December 3, 2021. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Trial opens for Everett man charged with killing party guest

A defense attorney claimed Ryan Leenders mistook a vape pen for a gun when he shot William Harper, who was not armed.

‘Prolonged neglect’: Darrington woman charged with starving horses

After a months-long investigation, the woman is accused of neglecting her animals.

State officials confirm first 3 cases of omicron variant

The cases were found in Thurston, Pierce and King counties, according to the state Department of Health.

Preston "Buddy" Dwoskin served as the head referee at the inaugural Buddy Bowl football game two years ago at Everett Memorial Stadium. (Contributed photo) 20211203
Anti-bullying ‘Buddy Bowl’ game set for Saturday in Marysville

Preston Dwoskin, a public speaker with special needs, organized the football festivities. He would like you to be there.

Police: Student, 13, falsely accused classmate of making threat

The student alleged the classmate called to say there would be a shooting at Hidden River Middle School.

Man dies in 140-foot fall from Arlington cellphone tower

The man, in his 30s, fell about just after 1:30 p.m. Saturday while working.

Most Read