State Rep. says Bloomfield Wells Fargo bank employee tests positive for coronavirus; banks says claim is false


(WTNH) — State Representative Bobby Gibson of Connecticut’s Bloomfield Delegation announced late Wednesday evening an employee of the Wells Fargo Bank in Bloomfield has tested positive for coronavirus.

“With a sense of duty we, the Bloomfield Delegation, consisting of Sen. Doug McCrory, Sen. Derek Slap and myself, are informing you that an employee of the Wells Fargo Bank in Bloomfield has tested positive for COVID-19 (coronavirus). Let’s keep this employee in our prayers. Wells Fargo is being responsible and is closing for a cleaning.”

State Representative Bobby Gibson

However, Kevin S. Friedlander of Wells Fargo & Company Northeast Corporate Communications released a statement debunking Gibson’s claim:

We do not have a COVID-19 confirmed case regarding the employee working at the branch in Bloomfield, Connecticut. Out of an abundance of caution, we closed the branch and performed enhanced cleaning at the location. The branch is reopening today utilizing the drive-thru only.

We continue to evaluate the steps we can take in this very fluid situation to ensure we can serve our customers and keep our branches safe. We are enhancing social distancing measures, utilizing drive-ups in some cases instead of lobbies, staggering staff and shifts, relocating employees to busier branches, and temporarily closing some branches. We also encourage our customers to use our mobile and online banking tools.

Kevin S. Friedlander

Bloomfield Police have also determined that there are no confirmed cases of coronavirus in Bloomfield.

“To date the West Hartford-Bloomfield Health District has no confirmed positive cases of
COVID-19 within the Town of Bloomfield,” police said.

RELATED: 88-year-old man reported as Connecticut’s first coronavirus death

Governor Ned Lamont confirmed on Wednesday that an 88-year-old man, who was admitted to Danbury Hosptial on March 16, died of COVID-19. He was a resident of Benchmark Senior Living in Ridgefield and the first death in Connecticut due to the virus.

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