TRACY (CBS13) – Safeway has confirmed positive coronavirus diagnoses among employees at the company’s Tracy distribution center, a spokesperson said in a statement to CBS13.

The company did not provide an exact number of cases or further details on the confirmed cases.

Safeway did say all employees at the warehouse will be screened before their shifts starting by the end of this week. The company said it is also in the process of sourcing masks to distribute to employees in distribution centers, stores and manufacturing plants.

“Our thoughts are with every associate and neighbor who receives a confirmed diagnosis, and we hope for a full recovery,” said Wendy Gutshall, director of public and government affairs.

Gutshall said the Tracy warehouse has implemented precautionary measures to maintain social distancing, including:

  • Adjusted times for lunch and breaks
  • Added social distancing signs and floor markers
  • Paused turn-style entries into the warehouse and removed some furniture in break rooms
  • Enhanced cleaning schedules
  • Installed additional hand sanitizer stations
Comments (5)
  1. paintq says:

    Just before the CA lockdown, checkers at Safeway weren’t provided gloves or masks, while Asian supermarket Ranch 99 had gloves, masks, and aprons (?).

  2. DT says:

    It would have been helpful to know which stores this distribution center services. Major fail.

  3. Mary says:

    I was told by an internal source to stock up on food. They distribute bay area Safeway stores and some other stores(don’t have details on other stores).

  4. JV says:

    I know the Safeway in Leavenworth WA does not provide gloves and masks to their Starbucks kiosk employees. They are food service, I thought they were supposed to wear gloves to begin with!! It doesn’t surprise me they aren’t being careful about their employees…. or the people they serve

  5. M Nichols says:

    The Tracy distribution
    warehouse services all safeway stores in N. California

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