Pruett's Food closes to clean after employees told to self quarantine

DURANT, Okla. (KXII) The Pruett's grocery store in Durant kept its doors shut Wednesday, after two employees said their doctors told them they needed to self quarantine.

Customers across Texoma received a letter from the President of the company, Ray Pruett, stating that Pruett's in Durant would be closed, while they conducted a deep cleaning of the entire store.

Ray Pruett told News 12 that it cost the company roughly 10 to 15 thousand dollars, just to close that one location for one day.

Assistant store manager Graylen Fletcher said two employees of the Durant Pruett's Food were advised to self-quarantine by their doctors after experiencing flu-like symptoms.

Fletcher said both employees have not been tested, and are not confirmed cases of COVID-19, but the company is treating it like they are.

"We went ahead and closed the store to go ahead and do another deep cleaning, go through and clean everything, not just for us but for our customers and employees here, we wanna keep everybody safe and not sick." said Fletcher.

The company is also requiring those two employees to quarantine for 14 days.

The store said they contacted the health department for guidance but were told they did not need to close the store, but they took the opportunity for a deep clean.

"We just wanted to be absolutely certain that it was a safe place for our customers and a safe place for our employees, so we probably overreacted, but we were for sure not going to under react to such a situation." said President Ray Pruett.