Employee at Walgreens Mt. Rushmore Rd tests positive for COVID-19

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RAPID CITY, S.D. (KOTA/KEVN-TV)- An employee at the Walgreens store at 1902 Mt. Rushmore Rd. in Rapid City has tested positive for COVID-19. That's according to Walgreens Corporate Communications who confirmed the case in a statement to us tonight.

An employee of the Walgreens store on Mt Rushmore Road has tested positive for COVID-19.

In an e-mail, they shared a statement "regarding the recent temporary closure of our store located at 1902 Mount Rushmore Rd." It's unclear when, or how long the store was closed for.

The store was open Monday evening, and an employee said the store would be closing at their regular time of 10 pm.

A portion of the statement from Walgreens Corporate Communications reads, "When notified of a confirmed or presumed positive COVID-19 case, we take actions meeting or exceeding recommendations from the CDC, OSHA, public health officials and other credible sources while following federal, state and local health advisories."

The statement goes on to say, "Our clinical and safety teams work closely with our field and store leadership to respond accordingly, which may include identifying and contacting individuals who may be at risk in order to self-quarantine or self-monitor their health, as well as cleaning and disinfecting the location or impacted areas of the store."

"Cleanings may require temporarily closing a store, at which time customers may visit a nearby store location for their prescription needs," according to the statement.