Tom Thumb Temporarily Closed Store On Highway 29 At West Roberts Due To COVID-19 Case

January 12, 2021

Tom Thumb said Monday that they closed their store at Highway 29 and West Roberts Road after a team member informed them of a positive COVID-19 test.

The store was closed at 4 p.m. Friday to be cleaned and sanitized by an industrial cleaning crew. The store has since reopened.

“We are grateful to all our customers for your patience and understanding during this time,” Tom Thumb said. “We are making every effort to provide the affected Team Member and our broader team with the necessary resources and support.”

Another Escambia County Tom Thumb was also closed due to COVID-19 on Monday. The store at 5450 Saufley Field Road was closed for cleaning after an employee tested positive for COVID-19.

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4 Responses to “Tom Thumb Temporarily Closed Store On Highway 29 At West Roberts Due To COVID-19 Case”

  1. Idiocracy on January 14th, 2021 7:17 am

    Not surprising. You have employees there either not wearing a mask or turning it into a chin bra, mixed with customers who just “ run in for a second” wearing no mask at all. These are the same folks who focused on cars and chasing tail in high school rather than biology. Natural selection is at play.

  2. CW on January 12th, 2021 10:50 am

    Best to stay out of gas stations right now. Pay at the pump and sanitize hands afterwards.

  3. John on January 12th, 2021 8:31 am

    False sense of security. As soon as the first person infected comes through the door it is contaminated again. From the gas pump handles to that lid for your coffee there isn’t anything
    they can do to prevent further spread when so many in our community refuse to help by protecting themselves and respect their neighbors.
    Seriously, How many people have you seen wash their hands prior to using the self serve food and drink area? Most wont even do it after using the restroom. It will continue in every establishment until local officials get a spine.
    Seed for thought. Just imagine when you leave your home for the day that everything you touch that day is like placing your hand in a fire.

  4. Stumpknocker on January 12th, 2021 5:40 am

    Good that they had the store cleaned and all but what prevents customers from bringing it back in?

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