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South Austin Lowe’s employee with coronavirus dies, officials say

Austin American-Statesman logo Austin American-Statesman 4/11/2020 Heather Osbourne
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Lowe's Home Improvement officials on Friday said an employee at a South Austin location has died of COVID-19, the illness linked to the coronavirus.

"Lowe's is devastated to learn of our associate's passing, and we will work closely with the family to ease this tragedy however we can," Lowe's officials said in a statement Friday.

Lowe's Home Improvement officials did not release the employee's name, age or gender.

The company said it is providing grief counselors and a 14-day paid leave to other employees as needed.

Lowe's last week also announced a temporary $2 hourly wage increase for all of its full-time, part-time and seasonal hourly associates, according to the statement.

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