LITTLE EGG HARBOR — A busy convenience store in southern Ocean County closed their doors this week after one of their employees tested positive for COVID-19.

On 195 Mathistown Road in Little Egg Harbor Township, Wawa posted a letter to their front door stating that they are closed because an associate who worked with them contracted Coronavirus.

"Wawa has been notified by an associate who recently worked in our store…that they have received a positive test result for COVID-19," the sign says.

The announcement continues with an outline of the store's stringent protocols when dealing with COVD-19, "We took immediate action and closed the store to have it professionally cleaned and disinfected," the post said.

Wawa says that they are working with the Ocean County Department of Health on notifications to any associate who may have had close contact with the associate.

The last time the associate was working was on Saturday, September 12th.

"As always, the health and safety of our customers and associates is a top priority. We will do everything we can to support our impacted associate, and will take all necessary steps to monitor, safeguard, and protect our associates and customers," the announcement concluded.

This announcement comes just weeks after Wawa announced that they would be loosening some of their pandemic restrictions, like allowing customers to pour their coffee again.

The Wawa Corporation has yet to make an official comment on the revelation.

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