Employees at major grocery chains in Metro Vancouver are among the British Columbians who have recently tested positive for the coronavirus (COVID-19). Among the new cases are workers at Loblaw-owned stores located in Vancouver and Coquitlam.
Loblaw Companies Ltd, the parent company of retail chains Real Canadian Superstore and No Frills provided updates to its COVID-19 employee case listings on Feb. 17, indicating the following affected stores:
- Alfie's No Frills, 1688 - West 4th Avenue, Vancouver: The last day the team member worked was on February 7.
- Real Canadian Superstore, 3000 Lougheed Hwy, Coquitlam: The last day the team member worked was on February 14.
- Real Canadian Superstore, 1301 Lougheed Hwy, Coquitlam: The last day the team member worked was on February 12.
Additionally, Loblaw-owned Asian grocery giant T & T Supermarket is reporting a new case - the first in a few weeks - at one of its Vancouver stores.
According to the T & T COVID-19 case tracker, a part-time employee at the following store is newly-confirmed as having the virus:
- Marine Gateway Store, 458 SW Marine Dr, Vancouver: The last day the employee worked was on February 14.
None of the stores are considered public exposure locations by either Vancouver Coastal Health or Fraser Health.
Sobeys Inc, which operates stores in the region like Safeway and Thrifty Foods, updated its B.C. coronavirus employee case tracker on Feb. 16 to include a confirmed case at the Safeway in Dawson Creek, however, the company has not reported any cases for stores in the Lower Mainland since Feb. 9.