West Oakland grocery closes after positive employee test

Oakland – A spokesman said the West Oakland grocery store would be closed for at least three days.

In a statement shared on social media, Brahm Ahmadi, manager of Community Foods Market, said the store would be closed from 9 am. It will be for cleaning and cleaning, while its management team reviewed store-safety procedures and honored Alameda County public health officials.

“As a community anchor and essential service, we have a responsibility to do everything we can to protect each other and to reduce the spread of COVID-19. Ahmadi said that we are taking this proactive step for the health and safety of our employees and customers.

“We will determine what additional steps, if any, are necessary to create the safest shopping experience. The health and safety of our employees, customers and community is our top priority. “

Ahmadi said the store hopes to give an update on its plans by 6 pm on Wednesday. No information was immediately available on Sunday as to whether all store employees would undergo COVID-19 testing.

The 14,000-square-foot store in the 3100 block of San Pablo Avenue on Myrtle Street broke ground after extensive planning in early 2018 and opened its doors in June 2019, employing at least four dozen people, with a dozen more. Planned to add more.

Contact George Kelly at 408-859-5180.