CVS tests positive for COVID-19, says it has ‘no plans to do any more testing’
CVS Pharmacy in Georgia, a pharmacy chain that has received a slew of COVID vaccine and coronavirus testing, says no tests have been performed on its employees in the US.
According to the company’s press release, the testing was conducted as part of a broader effort to identify health care workers who may be at risk for infection.
The tests were not related to the recent coronaviral outbreak in the United States, the company says.”CVS is taking steps to address a range of health care issues, including our commitment to ensuring the health of our team members and associates, including ensuring we test every single employee in our stores at least once a month,” CVS said in a statement.
“CVS Health is working to identify all of our employees who are currently at high risk of infection and we continue to work with our federal, state and local partners to determine the best and most effective way to address the outbreak.”
According to Reuters, at least 14 CVS pharmacies in the U.S. have tested positive for the coronaviruses COVID and CX4D, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has been investigating the issue.
In response to the outbreak, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said it was looking into the health risks associated with using the company brand products and was reviewing its vaccine policies.
According a statement from the company, CVS has tested positive three times in the past 24 hours, including in two cases in the Atlanta area.