MILTON — An employee of the Weis Markets store in Milton has been diagnosed with COVID-19, according to a company spokesperson.

"We can confirm a Weis associate, who worked in our Milton store has been diagnosed with COVID-19," Dennis Curtin, director of public relations, wrote in an email to The Standard-Journal. "While we are limited in what we can say due to government privacy policies. This associate has not worked in our Milton store, or any other Weis store, since March 18.

"We are supportive of our associate and are following guidelines from local and state health departments," Curtin continued. "We have informed this store's associates and have no reports of additional illness. As a precaution, one person, who worked with the diagnosed associate, has gone into self-quarantine."

In recent weeks, he said the store has been "diligently" cleaned and sanitized, both during and after hours. While these are standard procedures, he said "enhanced cleaning" was done at the Milton store on Tuesday evening.

"These procedures have been reviewed and approved by the Pa. health department," Curtin wrote. "We are committed to maintaining a store that is clean and safe for our customers and associates. Our Milton store remains a safe place to shop."

As of Wednesday, the Pennsylvania Department of Health was reporting no confirmed COVID-19 cases in Northumberland County. There are four cases reported in Montour County, one in Columbia and one in Lycoming.

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