“In an abundance of caution, we have closed this store location and required all teammates at this store to self-quarantine,” Bridgestone Americas Communications Manager Leslie Boehms said in a statement. “We also are in the process of contacting customers with vehicles at this store, as well as known customers who visited the store within at least the past 14 days to inform them of the situation.”
Individuals who recently visited this store are encouraged to contact their health care providers immediately if they experience any symptoms associated with coronavirus, which can include fever, cough and shortness of breath, according to the CDC.
The entire store was disinfected as of March 13, including all customer vehicles, car keys and surfaces within the store, Boehms said.
At this time, business operations will continue at other Firestone Complete Auto Care locations throughout the Greater Houston area and across the country, according to the press release.
“We continue to closely monitor this evolving situation and are following guidance from our partners and health officials at the local, state and federal level to ensure we take all the appropriate steps to protect our teammates, customers and the communities we serve,” Boehms said.