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Chelsea Trader Joe’s closes after ‘multiple workers’ get virus

The Trader Joe’s in Chelsea was recently temporarily closed after multiple staff members at the store tested positive for coronavirus, the chain’s Web site announced.

Patch broke the news. Eater reported that workers were told of the closing on Fri., March 27, and that the plan was to reopen — after a store cleaning and sanitizing — on Sun., March 29.

The Trader Joe’s Web site said the last time a worker that tested positive for COVID-19 was in the Chelsea store was March 17.

The supermarket, at 21st St. and Sixth Ave., was the third Trader Joe’s in Manhattan to be closed for sanitizing and cleaning as a result of “crew members” contracting COVID-19. The two other closed stores included the Hudson Square outlet, at Spring St. and Sixth Ave., and the Union Square supermarket, on 14th St. between Third and Fourth Aves.

Both the Union Square and Hudson Square TJ’s have reopened.

Previously, the chain was listing its coronavirus-related store closings on its Web site, but doesn’t appear to be doing that anymore as the pandemic continues to explode in New York City and sweep its way across America.

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