On Wednesday morning, Traders Joe’s closed its Hudson Square store, at 233 Spring St., near Sixth Ave., after crew members there tested positive for COVID-19.
According to an announcement by the supermarket chain, more than one crew member — it didn’t specify how many — at the store tested positive for COVID-19.
The latest date on which one of the infected crew members was in the store was March 17.
The market is now temporarily closed for cleaning and sanitizing.
“As soon as the store has been fully cleaned and restocked, we plan to reopen,” the announcement states.
While the store is closed, Trader Joe’s will be paying all workers for their scheduled shifts.
On Tuesday, Trader Joe’s closed its Union Square supermarket, at 142 E. 14th St., after a worker there tested positive for COVID-19.
There are now a total of six Trader Joe’s, all on the East Coast, that have closed due to infected crew members, including the two in New York City — Hudson Square and Union Square — one in Plainview, Long Island, two in New Jersey and one in Maryland.
“As we continue to respond to this rapidly evolving situation,” the company said, “our focus remains on doing whatever is necessary to safeguard the health and safety of our crew members and customers and best support our communities.”