Loblaw Companies Ltd. has announced a new COVID-19 at one of its Burnaby stores.
A worker at the Real Canadian Superstore in Metropolis at Metrotown has tested positive. The last day the team member worked was on Nov. 22, according to a new posting on the company’s COVID-19 track page.
This news follows a staff member working at a shopping club in Burnaby’s Metrotown area testing positive for COVID-19.
A “team member” at the Wholesale Club at 5335 Kingsway in Burnaby tested positive. The last day the person worked at the Burnaby store was on Nov. 6, according the company.
This follows two Loblaw pharmacies located in Burnaby reporting recent COVID-19. These are the Burnaby cases:
- Shoppers Drug Mart, 4827 Kingsway, Burnaby.
- Shoppers Drug Mart, 6508 East Hastings Street, Burnaby.
Loblaw Companies Ltd is the parent company of Shoppers Drug Mart, No Frills, and Loblaws City Market.
Loblaw also announced more cases at its stores around Metro Vancouver.
The affected stores are as follows:
- Real Canadian Superstore, 3000 Lougheed Hwy, Coquitlam: The last day the team member worked was on November 15.
- Deepu's No Frills, 12852 96th Ave, Surrey: The last day the two team members worked was on November 21.
- Real Canadian Superstore, 333 Seymour Blvd., North Vancouver: The last day the team member worked was on November 23.
- Real Canadian Superstore, 2332 160th Street, Surrey: The last day the team member worked was on November 18.
Elsewhere in British Columbia, Loblaw reports a team member at the Superstore in Prince George (2155 Ferry Avenue) is infected. That employee last worked Nov. 18.
Sobeys, Inc, the parent company of Safeway, has indicated on its case tracker that an employee working at one of its stores in Vancouver has confirmed testing positive.
The affected store is as follows:
- Safeway, 2733 West Broadway, Vancouver: The last day the employee worked was November 21.
None of the store locations are considered public exposure sites by Vancouver Coastal Health or Fraser Health.
Coronavirus cases on the rise in B.C.
On Thursday, Nov. 26, Dr. Bonnie Henry announced 887 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the province. Sadly, there were 13 new deaths.
Henry urged British Columbians to continue to keep social encounters to a bare minimum in order to bend the curve again in our second wave of the virus.
“Exposures and transmission can happen anywhere. By paying attention to the places we go and the people we see, we can help contact tracers contain the further spread if that does occur," added Henry.
- With files from Lindsay William-Ross, Vancouver is Awesome