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Safeway employee in Vancouver tests 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.
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Sobeys Inc. states that an employee at one of its Vancouver Safeway stores has tested positive for COVID-19.

The company writes that an employee who works at the Safeway located at 2315 West 4th Avenue in Vancouver tested positive for the virus on Oct. 21. The last day the employee worked was Oct. 18.

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."

Earlier this month, Sobeys said that an employee at one of its North Vancouver Safeway stores tested positive for COVID-19. The last day that the employee worked was Oct. 1.

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.

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 Vancouver Coastal Health, symptoms to watch out for may include fatigue, loss of appetite, fever, cough, sore throat, runny nose, loss of smell and/or diarrhea.