4th employee at Colorado Springs Goodwill tests positive for COVID-19

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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KKTV) - A fourth employee has tested positive for the coronavirus at a Colorado Springs Goodwill.

A sign on the front of Goodwill on Austin Bluffs in Colorado Springs says the store is closed until further notice. Picture taken Monday, May 18, 2020.

El Paso County Public Health announced the fourth case Tuesday while announcing three new outbreaks at businesses in El Paso County and a fourth case at the Walmart on Space Center Drive, where an outbreak was confirmed at the same time as the Goodwill.

The Goodwill is located at 4158 Austin Bluffs Parkway.

According to El Paso County Public Health, this is considered an outbreak because there are two or more cases and the cases happened within a two-week period.

The store and donation center shut down Sunday so crews could start thoroughly cleaning and disinfecting it.

Out of caution, the health department said it's alerting anyone who may have been at the store since May 9. The company is working with the El Paso County Health Department to investigate the store and employees who may have been exposed.

Goodwill stores reopened on May 1 after being closed for more than a month because of the pandemic.

According to a news release from the health department, Goodwill has been following guidelines including "daily temperature checks and health screenings prior to shifts, wearing protective masks and gloves, frequent disinfecting of high-touch/high-traffic areas and social distancing, among other preventative measures."

Neither Goodwill nor the health department has said when the store will reopen.