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More Vancouver Safeway workers test positive for COVID-19

Two Safeway stores in Vancouver Coastal Health have new employee virus cases
An employee of the Safeway at 1611 Davie Street in Vancouver has tested positive for COVID-19

Metro Vancouver grocery stores are reporting new employee coronavirus (COVID-19) cases Thursday, affecting workers at Safeways located within Vancouver Coastal Health.

Sobeys, Inc, the parent company of Safeway, Thrifty Foods, and franchisor of discount grocery chain FreshCo, updated its online employee COVID-19 case tracker April 22 to include the following new B.C. store cases:

  • Safeway - 780 2601 Westview Drive, North Vancouver: Store employee last worked April 15
  • Safeway - 1611 Davie St, Vancouver: Store employee last worked April 18

The Safeway on Davie in Vancouver previously reported an infected employee on April 13; that store worker last had a shift on April 10.

Neither Safeway location has been shut down by Vancouver Coastal Health or WorkSafeBC due to workplace COVID-19 cases.

On Wednesday, Sobeys also added to its store worker case roster an employee of its Safeway in Fort St. John, B.C.

Loblaw Companies Ltd, the parent company of Superstore, Shoppers Drug Mart, and No Frills has not yet posted any new B.C. stores to its COVID-19 employee case listings as of the morning of April 22.

While T&T Supermarket is owned by Loblaw, the Canadian Asian grocery chain lists its COVID-19 cases separately on its own site. However, T&T reports it has not had an employee infected with COVID-19 working a shift in over 14 days now and has removed the most recent case from the B.C. list.