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Lowe's confirms three cases of COVID-19 in the Charlotte area

In both cases, the associates who have tested positive have been quarantined.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Lowe’s Home Improvement confirmed three cases of COVID-19 in the Charlotte areal. 

One case was an associate at the Northlake store at 10275 Perimeter Pkwy and one was at the Ballantyne location at 5310 Ballantyne Commons Pkwy. 

The third employee is an associate at the York store, located at 1010 E Liberty St in South Carolina. 

All of the associates have been quarantined and are receiving care. Lowe's says the company is supporting them as they recover.

The Northlake associate last worked March 24. The Ballantyne associate last worked March 23. The York associate last worked March 31. 

"The well-being of our associates and customers is Lowe’s priority," Lowe's said in a statement. "The stores remain open, and we continue to take extra steps to clean the store beyond our daily cleaning protocols. In an abundance of caution, associates who had worked closely with either individual over a period of time have been put on a paid leave."

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Lowe's says following CDC guidelines, several measures have been taken at stores to promote social distancing — including plexiglass shields at Charlotte-area stores for cash registers. 

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