Sobeys Inc. says an employee at a Thrifty Foods store in Surrey has tested positive for COVID-19.
On its COVID-19 tracker, the company lists all of the recent positive cases as well as the stores that the employees work at.
"We will continue to update the COVID-19 tracker below to be transparent with you where we have been notified of cases of COVID-19 in our stores," writes Sobeys.
"Out of respect for our teammates and their confidentiality, we will never release any personal information about our people. We will always do everything we can to support our teammates and ensure their safety.
"Where required, we will communicate with customers who have shopped in the impacted location, with store signage, outlining our steps to manage the situation."
Here is the most recent confirmed case of COVID-19 in B.C. that Sobeys has listed on its site:
- Oct. 30: Employee in Surrey tested positive for COVID-19. The last day the employee worked was Oct. 26 (102 – 15745 Croydon Drive, Surrey)
Sobeys notes that all cases will be removed from the tracker after 14 days from their initial reporting date unless new information is received from Public Health. This is a change from their last policy, which listed cases for 21 days.
COVID-19 is spread by respiratory droplets when a person who is sick coughs or sneezes, although it can also be spread when a healthy person touches an object or surface, like a doorknob or a table, with the virus on it, and then touches their mouth, nose or eyes before washing their hands.
According to Fraser Health, symptoms to watch out for may include fatigue, loss of appetite, fever, cough, sore throat, runny nose, loss of smell and/or diarrhea.