Nike's Memphis Distribution Center Closes After Employee Tests Positive for COVID-19

The company’s largest warehouse will reopen after a “comprehensive disinfection process.”

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Nike has closed down its largest warehouse in Memphis following an employee who tested positive for COVID-19, Memphis non-profit MLK50 reports. The 2.8 million square foot distribution center is Nike’s largest in the world, employing more than 3,200 people. The company is currently set to reopen the facility on April 6 after finishing a rigorous disinfection process.

“The health and safety of our team is always our first priority,” Nike shared in an official statement. “We have temporarily closed one of our Memphis, TN, distribution facilities. During this period, we will be conducting a comprehensive disinfection process. We are targeting to reopen at 6 a.m. Sunday, April 5.”

In mid-March, Nike closed all of its U.S. stores as the pandemic continues to wreak havoc stateside. Aside from pledging $15 million USD to fight the novel coronavirus, the sportswear giant is also developing face shields and other equipment for medical workers.

For more related news, New Balance is aiming to produce 100,000 PPE face masks a week.

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