A longtime Zabar’s employee has died of Covid-19, according to a report in The Atlantic, which made a video about workers in the store. The worker had been at Zabar’s for 32 years, according to the union the person belonged to.
The employee’s death was not confirmed by Zabar’s and they declined to comment to The Atlantic. We’ve also reached out to the store for more information.
The video is about how workers are trying to stay safe as they serve customers — protecting themselves and keeping West Siders well-fed. The part about the worker who died is at the end of the video, and the worker’s name was not mentioned. It was confirmed to The Atlantic by employees and the union.
Daniel Lombroso, a producer on the video, said he thinks this is the first confirmed death of a grocery store worker in the city.
See the full video below.