Workers at major grocery stores operating in Metro Vancouver and the Fraser Valley have tested positive for the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).
New confirmed virus cases have been announced for people working at stores in Langley and Surrey.
Sobeys, Inc, the parent company of Safeway has indicated on its case tracker that an employee working in one of its Metro Vancouver stores has tested positive for the virus. The affected store is as follows:
- Safeway, 20871 Fraser Hwy, Langley: The last day the employee worked was December 3.
Loblaw Companies Ltd, the parent company of Real Canadian Superstore, provided updates to its COVID-19 employee case listings on Dec. 8.
The affected stores are as follows:
- Real Canadian Superstore, 7550 King George Blvd., Surrey: Two team members tested positive on a presumptive test for COVID-19. The last day the team members worked was on November 28 and November 30.
- Real Canadian Superstore, 2332 160th Street, Surrey: The last day the team member worked was on December 2.
All of the above listed stores are located within the Fraser Health region, however the stores are not considered public exposure sites.
Additionally, Loblaw is also reporting employee COVID-19 cases at stores elsewhere in British Columbia. Newly-confirmed cases of infected employees at the Real Canadian Superstore at 2155 Ferry Avenue in Prince George and Heather's Your Independent Grocer at 5530 Sunshine Coast Hwy in Sechelt are on the Loblaw case tracker for B.C. as of Dec. 8.