Cumberland Farms closed once more due to covid

Jan 5, 2021

MARION — The Cumberland Farms at the intersection of Route 6 and Front Street is temporarily closed for the second time this year after an employee tested positive for covid.

The store was closed at 1:30 p.m. on Jan. 5 to be cleaned and sanitized by an industrial cleaning crew and will re-open in the next few days, Cumberland Farms stated in a press release. 

All employees who work at the store have been contacted and advised to follow recommended guidelines from the Center for Disease Control.

“We are making every effort to provide the affected team member and our broader team with the necessary resources and support,” the statement read.

The same Cumberland Farms was previously closed for a few days in late September after an employee tested positive.

Public Health Agent David Flaherty noted at a Jan. 5 Board of Health meeting that he has been in touch with the store manager, who told him that the employees will get tested while the store is closed and only those who test negative will be allowed to return.

Since this has happened previously, Flaherty said, “They know how to handle it, and they’re used to that.”