DOH- Lee says Macy’s employee at Edison Mall was never tested for COVID-19

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On Saturday, Macy’s corporate office said an employee tested positive for coronavirus (COVID-19) in their Fort Myers Edison Mall store and shuttered the premises for disinfecting.

However, now the Florida Department of Health in Lee County (DOH-Lee) says their epidemiological team investigated that report of COVID-19 and determine the claim is false and the employee was never tested.

Early Sunday a fifth case was confirmed in Lee County of a 72-year-old female testing positive, but this is not related to Macy’s employee’s claim.

Macy’s corporate office followed up with a statement Sunday afternoon stating:

“Macy’s is committed to taking the necessary actions to help support our customers, colleagues, and communities in this challenging time. The actions that we took yesterday, closing the store for cleaning, was based on the information we had at the time. We are actively engaged with the Florida Department of Health on this matter and will reopen on Monday at 10 a.m. ET to serve our valued customers.”


The Florida Department of Health has opened a 24-hour COVID-19 Call Center at 1-866-779-6121. Questions may also be emailed to Email responses will be sent during call center hours.

LINK: Florida Department of Health COVID-19 updates

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