Raley’s facebook page (below) confirms a report that is circulating on social media and among Benicia residents that a serious violation of State and local COVID-19 orders occurred at Raley’s recently.
The images on Raley’s facebook page document a December 24 holiday party of more than two dozen employees, gathered at first in close proximity masked, and then sitting without masks at tables to eat. [Images preserved here on Google Drive]
City of Benicia officials confirm that they learned of the alleged violation from a private posting on social media, and notified Solano County Health Department. The Health Department had not been aware, and has initiated an investigation.
The City of Benicia plans to issue a public statement once the allegations are substantiated. Meanwhile, no hard facts or data has been gathered as to Raley’s employees testing positive, and if so, what exposure and potential spread would require quarantining. City staff has reached out to Raley’s management for a response.
Stay tuned for more information. Meanwhile, you might want to think about taking extra precautions if and when you choose to shop at Raley’s.