Earlier today news surfaced about a worker at Kevin’s Your Independent Grocer in Fernie who tested positive on November 10th. The news source was not B.C.’s Interior Health Authority, the report came from Loblaw’s, Kevin’s Your Independent Grocer’s parent company.
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.
When there are employee virus cases, Loblaw notes: “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.”
This case was diagnosed on November 10th and most likely is not an isolated case.
Please be safe and healthy and follow BC Health’s wide-ranging new rules for controlling the spread of COVID-19.