BARRE — The Cumberland Farms convenience store on North Main Street was closed Thursday afternoon after one of its employees notified the company they had tested positive for COVID-19.

Cumberland Farms swiftly released a statement confirming the positive test, the store closure and steps it planned to take before reopening.

According to the statement, the store was closed at 4 p.m., will be cleaned and sanitized by an industrial cleaning crew before reopening in the next few days.

The statement indicates all co-workers have been contacted and advised to follow CDC-recommended guidelines.

“We are making every effort to provide the affected team member and our broader team with the necessary resources and support,” the statement said.

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