Cost-U-Less St. Thomas.
ST. THOMAS - Cost-U-Less in St. Thomas on Tuesday announced that it would close for several days after multiple employees tested positive for Covid-19.
In a statement posted on its Facebook page, the superstore said, "Over the last days, a small number of our team members in our St. Thomas store tested positive for Covid-19. The safety of our customers and our team members are always our primary concern, and therefore we have made the decision to close the store as a precautionary measure for a shut period of time this week, starting on Tuesday 3rd, August.
"We will be using the time to carry out a deep clean and thorough sanitation of the store, and to further test all of our employees.
"Once we have completed this work, we will reopen the store. We appreciate that this will be an inconvenience to our many customers, and we thank you for your patience and understanding. We will keep you informed on our reopening date as soon as it is practical."
Governor Albert Bryan said during his administration's Covid-19 press briefing Monday that the government had not been enforcing many of the Covid-induced restrictions, however things changed over the weekend, where a number of establishments were ordered shut, with Mr. Bryan pointing to high infection rates among employees as part of the reason. Among the businesses closed was a large grocery store and an auto parts facility on St. Thomas, the Consortium has learned.