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Employee at a Vancouver 7-Eleven tests positive for COVID-19

"The health and safety of our customers, employees and the communities we serve is the top priority for 7-Eleven Canada. We are asking store staff to self-isolate with pay."
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7-Eleven Canada is notifying customers who may have visited its store at 710 W. 6th Ave & Heather St. between June 20 and July 6 that they may have been exposed to COVID-19.  Photo: Google Street View

An employee at a 7-Eleven in Vancouver has tested positive for COVID-19.

In a release, 7-Eleven Canada states that it is notifying customers who may have visited its store at 710 W. 6th Ave & Heather St. between June 20 and July 6 that they may have been exposed to COVID-19. 

"The health and safety of our customers, employees and the communities we serve is the top priority for 7-Eleven Canada. We are asking store staff to self-isolate with pay," says the company.

7-Eleven adds that it has temporarily closed the store to thoroughly clean and sanitize the location. It plans to re-open the store on or before July 13 in consultation with the Vancouver Coastal Health Authority.

"As a neighbourhood store and convenient delivery provider in so many communities, 7-Eleven Canada has taken steps to prioritize the health of our customers and employees across our 636 stores in Canada. We have enhanced our standards and procedures for hygiene, handwashing, sanitation, food handling and preparation in stores, and increased the frequency of cleaning high-touch surfaces. We have installed sneeze guards at sales counters and visual floor markers in checkout lines to reinforce social distancing, as well as, limited customer traffic in stores."

McDonald’s Canada recently stated that it closed the Surrey store, located at 17960 56 Ave., after an employee tested positive for COVID-19 on Tuesday, July 7. However, the location has since re-opened following a cleaning and sanitation by a certified third party.

Prior to that, Vancouver Coastal Health notified people who visited the No5 Orange about a possible exposure to COVID-19 during the evening of Wednesday, July 1.

In a release, VCH states that an individual who tested positive for COVID-19 visited the club - located at 205 Main Street - on that date.  However, there is no known risk to anyone who attended the No5 Orange outside that date. In addition, there is no ongoing risk to the community.





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