An El Paso Target has been closed to be cleaned and sanitized after an employee at the store tested positive for the novel coronavirus. One of the few big stores open on the westside of El Paso shut down temporarily after one of their employees tested positive for COVID-19, according to KTSM.

The Target location on Sunland Park Drive on the westside of El Paso was shut down to allow workers to deep clean and sanitize the store. Target company officials say they are currently working with public health experts to make sure the store is up to the CDC guidelines. The employee who tested positive has been quarantined and the entire store staff has been given guidance by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Target says they're committed to ensuring the safety of employees and guests inside their stores. This could be the first open store that has had an employee test positive for COVID-19 and sadly, it probably won't be the last.

The City of El Paso still has residents under a "Stay Home, Work Safe" order that has been extended until May 17th. Most public areas are currently closed and El Pasoans are being told to wear a face covering and practice social distancing when forced to go out in public.

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