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An employee at the Macy’s store in Edison Mall has tested positive for the coronavirus.

The store closed at 1 p.m. on Saturday to conduct a deep clean and plan to reopen as soon as they are able. A sign posted at the store entrance which stated the following:

“March 14th, 2020

This location is temporarily closed. We are sorry for the inconvenience. Please visit our neary by location: Naples or Port Charlotte”

The general manager of the Edison Mall released the following statement:

“The health and safety of our guests, retailers, and employees is our top priority. At this time, our tenants are individually following guidelines from their owners or corporate leadership, including the potential for modified operating hours or temporary store closures. For additional details, please contact Macy’s. Our already rigorous disinfectant and cleaning practices at Edison Mall will continue through the foreseeable future.”

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Macy’s, Inc. released the following statement regarding the unexpected shutdown:

There has been a confirmed case of coronavirus at our MDS823 Fort Myers Edison, FL location. We are taking precautions and temporarily closing this location. For colleagues scheduled to work today, March 14, 2020, or later this week, please check or by calling 1-877-463-6337 before returning to your assigned shift. The health and safety of our colleagues is our utmost priority. Someone from colleague support will be in touch with you soon with more information.

For further updates please continue to check or call 1-877-463-6337.

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This article was written by Melvin Vigo~ Melvin Vigo is Beasley Media Group's Fort Myers Digital Program Director. He's a sucker for ice cream and a good Netflix show. When he's not working, he's probably napping, watching endless Tik Tok videos or at the dog beach. Because why not? You can connect with Melvin on Instagram @mr.hernanlugo