CVS allows asymptomatic pharmacy employees to work… Filling our prescriptions!

  • A leaked email from a CVS district leader told staff not to inform patients that their prescriptions were filled by someone who tested positive for COVID-19.
  • CVS spokesperson Michael DeAngelis told Business Insider, “It is not our policy to prohibit our pharmacies from informing patients if their prescription was filled when an employee who tested positive for COVID-19 worked in the pharmacy.”
  • The Georgia CVS technician who shared the email with Business Insider said workers were threatened with discipline or termination if they told customers about confirmed COVID-19 cases.
  • Fourteen CVS employees across the US told Business Insider that CVS has a pattern of bullying staff and flagrantly disregarding the safety of customers.

A leaked email revealed a CVS district leader instructed employees not to tell patients that their medications had been filled by someone who tested positive for COVID-19.

CVS spokesperson Michael DeAngelis told Business Insider, “It is not our policy to prohibit our pharmacies from informing patients if their prescription was filled when an employee who tested positive for COVID-19 worked in the pharmacy.”

A Georgia CVS technician shared the internal email with Business Insider. The email from the district leader asked employees to track down which prescriptions were filled by a COVID-19-positive employee and pull them from the shelves. However, if a patient had already picked up one of those prescriptions, the standard policy was to “NOT make an outreach call.”

www.businessinsider.com/cvs-told-staff-to-hide-worker-covid-19-cases-from-patients-2020-8