High Covid risk among grocery store employeesDate: 03 November 2020 Tags: Miscellaneous
A first-of-its-kind study has suggested that grocery store employees are likely to be at high risk of Covid-19 infection.
Individual in roles that require them to face customers are 5 times as likely to test positive as their colleagues in other positions.
Among those testing positive, three out of four had no symptoms. This suggests that these key workers could be an important reservoir of infection.
This is the first study to find out the significant infection rate caused by asymptomatic workers, exposure risks of employees, and their associated psychological distress during the pandemic.
Research also found that among those testing positive, three out of four had no symptoms, suggesting these key workers could be an important reservoir of infection.
Once essential workers are infected with SARS-CoV-2, they may become a significant transmission source for the community they serve.
Researchers expect a policy on implementing preventive mechanism and logistics arrangements to reduce personal contact with customers to ensure the health and safety of the grocery store essential workers.