Each Wednesday, Colorado’s public health department updates its database of coronavirus outbreaks across the state, a list that’s dominated by nursing homes and other senior living facilities, as well as an increasing number of factories and plants, and correctional facilities.
Also included are a number of retail businesses open to the general public, including grocery stores, big-box outlets, restaurants and thrift stores. As of May 12, the state’s outbreak list includes 21 such locations, with nearly 130 confirmed and probable COVID-19 cases between them.
This list, compiled from data provided by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, includes the Walmart in Aurora that was temporarily shut down by county health officials last month following an outbreak that claimed three lives.
It also includes the King Soopers store on Denver’s Capitol Hill, where the union this week announced an employee has died of COVID-19, though that fatality is not yet included in the state database.
Colorado’s public health department declares an outbreak when there are two or more confirmed COVID-19 cases in a facility within a 14-day period. The retail outlets included on this list are all classified as undergoing “active” outbreaks.
Arc Thrift Store, 10000 E. Colfax Ave.; 2 confirmed cases
Costco Wholesale, 1470 Havana St.; 7 confirmed, 4 probable cases
Walmart, 14000 E. Exposition Ave.; 14 confirmed cases, 3 deaths
City Market, 400 North Parkway; 2 confirmed, 5 probable cases
King Soopers #29, 155 E. Ninth Ave.; 11 confirmed cases
McDonald’s, 535 Airport Creek Point; 3 confirmed cases
Goodwill, 4158 Austin Bluffs Pkwy.; 4 confirmed, 4 probable cases
Safeway, 1425 S. Murray Blvd.; 2 confirmed cases
Walmart, 1575 Space Center Drive; 3 confirmed cases
Chick-Fil-A, 10280 Federal Blvd.; 4 confirmed cases
Chick-Fil-A, 3605 S. College Ave.; 2 confirmed cases
Home Depot, 9401 E. Arapahoe Road; at least 2 confirmed cases
Home Depot, 860 S Colorado Blvd.; at least 2 confirmed cases
Arby’s, 5865 S. Broadway; 2 confirmed cases
King Soopers #25, 11747 W. Ken Caryl Ave.; 4 confirmed cases
King Soopers #78, 8126 S. Wadsworth Blvd.; 4 confirmed cases
Carniceria Sonora, 347 N. First St.; 7 confirmed cases
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Lowe’s, 201 Buffalo Mountain Drive; 3 confirmed cases
Brown Dog Pizza, 110 E. Colorado Ave.; 4 confirmed cases
Mi Pubelo Market, 9171 Washington St.; 20 confirmed cases
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Source:: The Denver Post – Business