Palisades Gelson’s Employee Tests Positive for COVID-19

Los Angeles COVID-19 count over 2,000

By Sam Catanzaro

The Pacific Palisades Gelson’s was closed temporarily after an employee tested positive for the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), the second grocery chain on the Westside to announce a confirmed case of the virus among staff.

According to Gelson’s, the employee last worked at the store, located at 15424 Sunset Boulevard, on March 22 and is currently recovering at home.

The market was closed on March 27 for additional cleaning and sanitation measures.

In a statement, the company said it is alerting all Gelson’s employees at the location. According to Gelson’s team members that were in direct contact with the employee will be paid for a 14-day self-quarantine. In addition, while the store was closed, Gelson’s said it paid all associates any scheduled shifts which were canceled.

“We are working closely with local health officials to take all necessary measures and provide customers with information needed to make an informed decision regarding their health and safety,” Gelson’s said in a statement. “As an essential business providing a vitally important resource to our neighborhoods, we take our obligations seriously to ensure we continue to provide food and supplies needed during this time. As we continue to respond to this ever-changing and growing situation, Gelson’s focus remains on doing whatever is necessary to safeguard the health and safety of our employees and customers and to best support our communities.”

As of Monday, there have been 2,474 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Los Angeles County according to the Los Angeles Department of Public, including 44 deaths. 18 of the confirmed cases are among Pacific Palisades residents.

This was the second grocery chain on the Westside to announced a positive case of COVID-19 among staff.

Last week, Costco in Marina Del Rey said that one of its employees tested positive for COVID-19.

Related Posts

Former Jack in the Box Hearing Rescheduled

August 15, 2020

August 15, 2020

By Toi Creel The fate of a housing development at former Jack in the Box in Pacific Palisades has yet...

Evidence Mounting of Market Solution to Housing

August 15, 2020

August 15, 2020

By Tom Elias, Columnist New evidence arrives almost every day backing the concept of a market-based solution to California’s housing shortage,...

Edify TV: Abbot Kinney Hotel?

August 14, 2020

August 14, 2020

Could a hotel soon be coming to Abbot Kinney Boulevard in Venice? Learn more in this video made possible by...

Perseid Meteor Shower Peaks Tonight: Palisades Today – August, 13, 2020 –

August 14, 2020

August 14, 2020

Local news and culture in under 5 minutes. * Perseid Meteor Shower Peaks Tonight * Transportation During Covid19 Is Down...

Getty Staffers Send Open Letter Complaining of Racial Bias

August 14, 2020

August 14, 2020

By Staff Writer Hundreds of current and former Getty Center employees have signed an open letter complaining of racial bias...

Enterprise Fish Closing, Mr. Chow Malibu Replacement

August 13, 2020

August 13, 2020

Westside Food Scene August 13-20 By Kerry Slater A new steak restaurant in the neighborhood. Gordon Ramsey opening a Westside...

Edify TV: Westside Fruit Stands

August 13, 2020

August 13, 2020

Despite a dining scene that is rapidly changing due to the COVID-19 pandemic, fruit stands on the Westside have remained...

Court Tells State to Examine Practice of Dumping Billions of Gallons of Wastewater Into Ocean

August 13, 2020

August 13, 2020

Los Angeles Superior Court rules in favor of Los Angeles Waterkeeper in case against Water Resources Control Board By Sam...

Screen Sitters Helping Busy Parents During the COVID-19 Pandemic

August 12, 2020

August 12, 2020

Creating an enriching experience for virtual learning By Toi Creel As millions of parents across the world have been forced...

Video Service Captures Memories With Loved Ones Before Tragedy Arises

August 12, 2020

August 12, 2020

Preserving memories with Von Runtenberg Memories By Toi Creel One of the most difficult things to go through in life...

County Surpasses Somber Milestone of 5K Coronavirus Deaths

August 11, 2020

August 11, 2020

Hospitalizations continue to decline By Sam Catanzaro L.A. County reached a somber milestone Tuesday of over 5,000 COVID- 19 deaths....

Flurry of Car Break-Ins: Palisades Crime Update

August 11, 2020

August 11, 2020

Submitted by LAPD Senior Lead Officer Michael Moore With summer in full swing and people frequenting popular Pacific Palisades beach...

Edify TV: Westsiders Embracing Aquatic Activities

August 11, 2020

August 11, 2020

While social and physical distancing continues, Westsiders have been taking to the ocean for some sunshine and recreation. Learn more...

Malibu County Fair Cancelled: Palisades Today – August, 10, 2020

August 10, 2020

August 10, 2020

Local news and culture in under 5 minutes. * Malibu County Fair Cancelled * Coronavirus Cases Rise As Hospitalizations Decline...

Edify TV: Flurry of Development in Westside Neighborhood

August 10, 2020

August 10, 2020

A Westside neighborhood, known for its ramen restaurants and all things Japanese, is undergoing a flurry of development. Learn more...