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Employee of Walmart in Franklin tests positive for coronavirus

Franklin residents have been advised to remain calm and practice social distancing
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Posted at 5:33 AM, Apr 02, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-02 05:33:21-04

FRANKLIN, Va. - An employee of Walmart in Franklin has tested positive for coronavirus.

The Virginia Department of Health informed the city of the new case on Wednesday.

Franklin's city government said the Walmart employee is not a Franklin resident, and that anyone who has been determined to be at a high risk of exposure from either of the two diagnosed individuals has already been contacted and interviewed by the VDH.

Franklin’s first case was identified on Monday, March 30, and has been identified as a woman in her 20s. There are no details available on the age or gender of the Walmart employee as of right now.

Franklin residents have been advised to remain calm and practice social distancing, as well as regular hand washing, and to remain home when possible.

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