A north Stockton grocery store is at the center of a social media storm as rumors swirl around a recent incident, fed by people’s fears over the continuing spread of COVID-19, the new coronavirus.
STOCKTON ― A north Stockton grocery store is at the center of a social media storm as rumors swirl around a recent incident, fed by people’s fears over the continuing spread of COVID-19, the new coronavirus.
SF Supermarket, one of the anchor tenants at Normandy Village Center on the northeast corner of East Hammer and West lanes, was open for business Tuesday afternoon, adhering to all the new physical distancing and sanitation rules imposed on businesses that provide essential services, according to general manager Huy Trieu.
What got people talking on social media platforms was that one of SF Supermarket’s employees was ill with COVID. That part is correct, according to Trieu.
“He was taken to the hospital Sunday. He had a positive test and now he is resting at home,” Trieu said Wednesday afternoon.
That should put to bed the most outrageous claim that the employee died in a car on the way to the hospital Tuesday morning, Trieu hopes.
Attempts to contact people who posted online statements about SF Supermarket were unsuccessful. A representative with San Joaquin County’s Joint Information Center at the Office of Emergency Services was unable to discuss any connection between the market and Wednesday’s announced death from the virus.
Trieu could not explain why people would say the large market was closed or…