Two 7-11 Stores in Prince Frederick to Close for 14 Days After Positive Test for Coronavirus

March 25, 2020

An extremely unusual situation has developed over the past five days. The Calvert Health Department has always been truthful with the information we provide. In the interest of transparency, we are notifying you of the following events that have occurred in relation to the 7-11 on Hallowing Point Road.

On March 21st, a person connected to the store was tested for coronavirus. This individual falsified a positive result, leading to a temporary store closure and a swirl of social media conjecture. The result from this test is still pending. The lab to which it was sent to has a current wait time of nearly 10 days. In other words, at the present time it is not know whether that person does or does not have coronavirus.

Before it was realized that the initial report was falsified, another person who works at the store was tested by their family doctor. This test went to a different lab with a much faster turnaround time. That test was reported today did show coronavirus.

Given the very unexpected turn of events, both the store owner and the 7-11 corporation have decided that it’s in the best interest of public health to close the store on Hallowing Point Road and another Calvert store, under the same ownership, located in Prince Frederick. These stores will stay closed for 14 days as per CDC guidance to prevent transmission.

The situation was discussed with the Director of Environmental and Occupational Health at the Maryland Department of Health who agreed with the decision.

Employees are being contacted individually to provide appropriate health precautions. Given the limited amount of direct contact most customers have in a convenience store, the potential for customers to have acquired coronavirus in either store is very low. However, customers who entered either store between March 12th-25th are advised to contact their personal health care provider if they develop any respiratory symptoms or fevers. For those who have no symptoms, over the next two weeks, they should take additional precautions of washing their hands frequently and they may want to avoid contact with people over age 60 and people of any age with weakened immune systems.

The Calvert Health Department will continue to monitor employees’ health over the next 14 days and provide updates if new information becomes available.

15 Responses to Two 7-11 Stores in Prince Frederick to Close for 14 Days After Positive Test for Coronavirus

  1. Anonymous on March 26, 2020 at 1:36 am

    ….Just when gasoline prices hit all time low ! unbelievable ! We (tax payer)can’t win ! and south getting more rain !!

    • itiswhatitis on March 26, 2020 at 6:35 am

      Your comment makes no sense! What does gas prices and rain the south have to do with the virus? That was pretty random

      • gimmie on March 27, 2020 at 6:59 am

        don’t no never mind to him he is a trump voter

        • Trump2020 on March 27, 2020 at 12:46 pm

          Your grammar sucks Gimmie. Plus, those who voted for Trump voted for the right person to lead our nation. Yes, I voted for him. Imagine if we voted for Hillary. We would be in one hell of a mess. With her in the White House and Bill as First man, he would be doing all the interns like he did with Monica. So do this for the rest of us, “Gimmie a Break!”

        • Sentinel on March 27, 2020 at 5:47 pm

          No, someone that mixed up is a demo-rat. Quit trying to apply your scumbag demo-rat traits on normal people.

      • Anonymous on March 27, 2020 at 4:50 pm

        You are basic. It has nothing to do with the rain. It’s a simple statement that happend to fit because it keeps raining every other day. If anything it is somewhat humerous

  2. Six Twelve Opening Soon on March 26, 2020 at 8:52 am

    The person that altered their positive Coronavirus test result, so they could pretend they are well and continue to have contact with hundreds of people, should have their named revealed.

    • hee haw on March 27, 2020 at 11:39 am

      They didn’t alter their results ..they opened their mouth and lied they tested positive

    • Bebop on March 27, 2020 at 5:10 pm

      Ya missed it Skippy.

  3. Residents of Calvert on March 26, 2020 at 2:21 pm

    Your opening statement of transparency is a joke! You have never released any information of locations of the other cases in the county, except they are in the county. Glad to see you are so concerned about the public health.
    You do not even identify in your article which of the 2 stores in PF were closed.
    Transparency and opacity are not the same, and Calvert Health is operating under the later.
    Open your eyes for once, and tell the Calvert community the truth!

    • Been there , on March 27, 2020 at 8:41 am

      I have worked with staff at the Health department,in several different areas of services , on a professional basis , not as a client or patient ..
      I can assure you of one thing ..most have their heads up their butts and ineptness abounds . Only a few have their acts together
      I knew from the very onset of the COVID 19 outbreak that the Calvert County Health department was a resource I was not going to be able to rely upon .

  4. Anonymous on March 27, 2020 at 9:01 am

    Two tests on one person? No wonder we’re running out of tests!

    • PawPaw said on March 27, 2020 at 11:37 am

      Reading comprehension is clearly not your forte. It is good for you that no one knows who you are .
      Know this , the laughter in your face would be deafening …can you hear us now , because we are.

  5. Bebop on March 27, 2020 at 5:11 pm

    You missed it too!!

  6. The Mooch on March 27, 2020 at 6:01 pm

    One employee said they were positive and they weren’t. A second employee has tested positive. The article states a 7-11 store so the Hallowing Point Road store and another store in Prince Frederick. I’m not from Calvert so I’m not familiar .

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