5 Grocery Workers Die in Michigan

Some 30 employees have died nationwide, with many more exposed
By Arden Dier,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 14, 2020 7:21 AM CDT
5 Grocery Workers Die in Michigan
An empty can and bottle return machine is seen at a Kroger store in Grosse Pointe, Mich., on March 24.   (AP Photo/Ed White)

Five grocery store workers have succumbed to COVID-19 in Michigan. Kroger confirmed four employees at separate locations in metro Detroit (Northville, Troy, Grosse Pointe, and Livonia) had died, while Meijer confirmed the death of a worker at an undisclosed location. "These are believed to be the first known deaths of grocery ... workers reported in Michigan," reports the Cincinnati Enquirer. At least 30 grocery store workers have died of COVID-19 nationwide, while some 3,000 have stopped work due to having been exposed or fallen ill, reports Business Insider. Meijer said it was withholding details "out of respect for the team members and their families." Kroger said it was enhancing sanitation practices, particularly at cashier stations, self-checkouts, and credit card terminals, per WXYZ. (More coronavirus stories.)

Get the news faster.
Tap to install our app.
Install the Newser News app
in two easy steps:
1. Tap in your navigation bar.
2. Tap to Add to Home Screen.