MEDFORD, Ore-- NewsWatch 12 has learned that the shut down to several Rite Aid pharmacies is the result of a labor shortage within the Ashland, Phoenix and Medford locations.
The manager within the Medford location told NewsWatch 12 that their pharmacy should be back open by tomorrow, however they would not specify as to what type of labor shortage they are dealing with.
The closest location that is open nearest to the Rogue Valley is Grants Pass.
(UPDATED: 9/18/21 4:08 P.M.)
MEDFORD, Ore-- Over the last several hours NewsWatch 12 has received several calls from Rite Aid customers stating that their pharmacies at the company's Ashland, Phoenix and Medford locations are closed for an undisclosed reason.
NewsWatch 12 has reached out to the Rite Aid and has confirmed that those pharmacies at those locations are closed, but employees would not specify as to why.
NewsWatch 12 has reached out to the company's regional manager for comment, Joe Spencer, but we have not received a response back.
NewsWatch 12 has also reached out to several other numbers within the company but have yet to receive a response.
This is a developing story and we will continue to update the public on the situation as soon as we get more information.