More Than 800 Socal Supermarket Workers Test Positive for COVID-19
NBC Los Angeles
As the number of coronavirus cases soars in Southern California, the supermarket industry is getting hit harder than ever, according to data obtained by the NBC4 I-Team.
The data shows there have been COVID-19 outbreaks at more than 137 Los Angeles area supermarkets in November and December, the largest number of cases since the pandemic began, according to the grocery workers union, which compiled the data and shared it with supermarket chains.
The data shows at least 854 supermarket workers in LA County alone have tested positive for COVID-19 in the last two months.
“It’s basically spiraling out of control,” says Kathy Finn of the United Food and Commercial Workers Local 770. “We have so many cases, so many cases. More than at any other time in the pandemic.”