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Employees at two Metro Vancouver grocery stores test positive for COVID-19
Published Sunday, April 5, 2020 10:23AM PDT Last Updated Sunday, April 5, 2020 12:01PM PDT
A file photo shows the produce section of a grocery store.
VANCOUVER -- Employees who work at a Safeway in Vancouver and a FreshCo grocery store in Richmond have tested positive for COVID-19, according to the stores’ parent company.
Sobeys has released a list of locations where employees have tested positive at the stores and pharmacies the Canadian supermarket giant owns.
The list includes an employee at the FreschCo on 10153 No. 3 Road in Richmond and an employee who works in the pharmacy of the Safeway in King Edward Mall (990 King Edward Ave.) in Vancouver.
The employee at the FreshCo last worked on March 26 and the employee in the Safeway pharmacy last worked on March 31, according to the company.
The list, which Sobeys says will continue to be updated as it learns of new cases, currently shows 19 locations across Canada where employees have tested positive for the highly-contagious virus.
Like many stores, Sobeys says it has installed plexiglass shields at tills, increased cleaning, reduced store hours and is asking customers to maintain the two-metre distance from each other public health officials say will slow the transmission of COVID-19.