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Employee at Shoppers Drug Mart in Burnaby tests positive for COVID-19

Loblaw Companies Ltd, the parent company of Shoppers Drug Mart, provided the update to its COVID-19 employee case listings on Oct. 29.
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An employee at the Shoppers Drug Mart on Hastings in Burnaby, BC has recently tested positive for COVID. File photo

A team member at a Shoppers Drug Mart in Burnaby has tested positive for the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). 

Loblaw Companies Ltd, the parent company of Shoppers Drug Mart, provided the update to its COVID-19 employee case listings on Oct. 29.

The affected store location and dates are as follows: 

  • Shoppers Drug Mart, 6508 East Hastings Street, Burnaby. The last day the team member worked was on October 28.

The stores are not listed by Fraser Health as public exposure locations.

Loblaw says they share updates about test-positive COVID cases in their stores in order to maintain transparency.

"In these cases, we work closely with public health and follow their guidance to ensure proper notification of close contacts and required cleaning and sanitization in our stores," notes the company.

"In all of our stores, we encourage our colleagues and employees to wear masks, particularly where physical distancing is not always possible," adds Loblaw.

“Whenever we have a positive case, we arrange for additional cleaning, and we work closely with the local public health unit to determine the appropriate next steps, including identifying and notifying close contacts. Anyone who meets that criteria from the store is asked to go home, self-isolate and monitor for symptoms.

“Generally, the risk to our customers remains low, due to the physical distancing and sanitization measures that have been in place in our stores for months. We post any positive cases on our website.”

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