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2nd Massachusetts Walmart Closes After Workers Test Positive

A second Massachusetts Walmart store has temporarily closed after an employee died of COVID-19 and several others tested positive for the disease cased by the coronavirus, authorities said.

The Quincy Walmart was closed Monday and will remain shuttered until further notice, Mayor Thomas Koch said in a YouTube video posted by the city.

Nine workers, including the woman who died, tested positive, he said.

“There are no words to express the loss of our associate, and we are mourning alongside their family,” Walmart said in a statement.

The store will undergo a cleaning and all employees will be tested, Quincy Health Commissioner Ruth Jones said.

Walmart said employee temperature checks will continue at the Quincy store once it reopens. Employees will also be provided with face masks and gloves.

A Worcester Walmart was shut down last week after dozens of employees tested positive. That store is expected to reopen this week.

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