SANTA MONICA, CA — Another Whole Foods Market worker in Santa Monica has tested positive for the coronavirus — the fourth employee at one of the grocery chain’s smallest locations in the U.S. to test positive in the last several months.
The worker is in quarantine and apparently did not get sick at the store, according to an employee at the 1425 Montana Ave. location who spoke with Patch.
Employees have complained that the location is small and makes it difficult to socially distance between customers and workers. The store is so small that the employees have a separate break room off-site, in an area separate from the store.
Essential workers have faced some of the greatest risk throughout the pandemic. Whole Foods workers are Amazon employees and have no union representation. Patch reached out to CAL/OSHA for more information about this location.
Patch reached out to Whole Foods Market