UPDATE: Local Walgreens makes a statement regarding employee testing positive for COVID-19

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UPDATE: (5:00 PM)– Walgreens was notified Wednesday, April 1st that a team member who works in a West Monroe store has a confirmed case of COVID-19. That location is 3304 Cypress Street, West Monroe. Walgreens says they care for the safety of employees and customers so they have made cleaning a priority.

“Which includes increased frequency of cleaning, you may have seen that we’ve reduced our store hours from 9-9 daily to allow for additional cleaning in the mornings and evenings,” said Alex Brown, Corporate Media Relations.

The precautions don’t stop there, they also plan to add additional safety precautions to all their stores during the COVID-19 pandemic.

“We also implemented social distancing protocols in our stores nationwide and are also rolling out plexi glass shields across our stores chain wide,” said Brown.

Walgreens says they took immediate actions to close the store temporarily for cleaning and disinfecting the premises by bringing in a third party. The individual has not been in the store since Monday, March 30.

“We notify any individuals that have been in close contact with confirmed case team member to self-quarantine,” said Brown.

Walgreens says customers with questions can contact the health department to learn more. Walgreens officials say the store is expected to reopen today, however patients can visit the nearby Walgreens located at 5349 Cypress St. in West Monroe for their prescription needs.


WEST MONROE, La. (Press Release) – We are committed to providing a safe environment for our customers and team members.  Walgreens was notified Wednesday, April 1 that a team member who works in a West Monroe, LA store has a confirmed case of COVID-19. The individual has not been in the store since Monday, March 30.

In accordance with our established protocols and CDC guidance, we took immediate action to temporarily close the store for cleaning in order to disinfect the premises. We promptly notified and followed the guidance from the state public health department. We have contacted impacted individuals who may be at risk and they are self-quarantined.

The store is expected to reopen today and patients can visit the nearby Walgreens located at 5349 Cypress St. in West Monroe, LA for their prescription needs.

Customers with questions can contact the health department to learn more.

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