Elev8 Cannabis Temporarily Closes After Associate Is Exposed to COVID-19

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“Staying Elev8ed also means staying safe, so we’re taking extra precautions before reopening,” Adedeji Says

In its ongoing support to slow the spread of COVID-19 throughout Massachusetts, Elev8 Cannabis today announced that it is temporarily closing its Athol dispensary after a store associate was exposed to someone who tested positive for the virus. The closure is effective immediately and does not affect the company’s online store or its dispensary in Eugene, Oregon. The Athol dispensary is expected to reopen in several days.

“After learning about our associate’s exposure to COVID-19, we decided to act quickly and close the dispensary temporarily. Although our associate does not have COVID-19, closing allows us time to test our entire staff to be extra safe,” said Seun Adedeji, Elev8 Cannabis’s chief executive officer and founder. “More than anything, we are taking every extra precaution to ensure we are doing our part to protect the Athol community and our associates, which will ultimately help support the state-wide efforts to slow the spread of COVID-19.”

Elev8 Cannabis Athol opened in October this year where it has seen robust support and business from cannabis users in the surrounding community and nearby cities. “We have become a great resource for the since opening and I can imagine how disruptive closing is to our customers particularly for our veterans and other people who rely on us for medicinal cannabis,” Adedeji said. “But after hearing the Massachusetts Department of Health’s announcement this week about the 4,700 new COVID-19 cases we believed it best to close temporarily. Thankfully, we’ll use this brief time to thoroughly disinfect the dispensary, have our entire team tested, and then look forward to reopening knowing that our dispensary and our staff are entirely safe.”

Due to the growing COVID-19 cases in Massachusetts, the Baker Administration has recently put stricter guidelines in place, including a stay at home advisory, strengthened mask order, and early business closures. “We are definitely living through unprecedented times, but with vigilance and safety protocols, we’ll get past this,” Adedeji said.

“And, to our customers, we’re still here for you on our online store http://www.elev8cannabis.com, we will be back to service you in person and treat you like gold in the store asap.”
About Elev8 Cannabis

Elev8 Cannabis was founded by Seun Adedeji in 2017 to bring a variety of high-quality health and wellness cannabis products to the public. To learn more about Elv8 Cannabis promotions and dispensaries, visit http://www.elev8cannabis.com

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