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Chinatown T&T Supermarket closes temporarily after staffer tests positive for COVID-19

The store is not listed on Vancouver Coastal Health's public list of community exposures
T&T Supermarket in the Chinatown neighbourhood of Vancouver. Photo: Yelp/Submitted

A T&T Supermarket in Vancouver closed Wednesday after one of its staff members tested positive for the novel coronavirus.

The Chinatown franchise location, at 179 Keefer Pl., will reopen Thursday after “deep cleaning” is completed on the premises, according to a company statement.

The employee – who tested positive for COVID-19 – said they were exposed to the virus while on the SkyTrain earlier in the week. Their claim is unsubstantiated, according to TransLink officials.

After beginning to experience symptoms of the virus, the staffer was tested and results came back positive on Sept. 15.

“Those who have been in close contact with the affected individual will be staying home to monitor their symptoms,” the company assured.

As of Wednesday, Sept. 16, no other T&T store employees have shown any signs of the disease.

On Thursday, a store employee confirmed with Vancouver Is Awesome its one-day closure.

The store is not currently listed on Vancouver Coastal Health's public list of community exposures.