Employees from two major grocery and drug store chains operating across Metro Vancouver and the Fraser Valley have been confirmed as having coronavirus (COVID-19), including one in Burnaby’s biggest mall.
Loblaw Companies Ltd, the parent company of Real Canadian Superstore and Shoppers Drug Mart, updated its COVID-19 employee case tracker May 5 and 6.
Included on the new list is a case at the Real Canadian Superstore, #1105 Eaton Ctr. 4700 Kingsway, at Metropolis at Metrotown Burnaby: The last day the team member worked was on April 27.
This case follows a recent one at T&T in Metropolis at Metrotown with the worker’s last shift listed as April 21.
Fraser Health has also closed down more Burnaby workplaces due to COVID-19 cases.
The latest, as of May 3, includes the Fitness World location in Lougheed Town Centre and ABC Recycling, 8081 Meadow Ave. (partial closure includes yard site for machinery operators).
Allwest Insurance's Burnaby location has been closed temporarily due to COVID-19 exposure.
The closure date has been listed by Fraser Health as of April 30, 2021.
Also new to the list:
- Shoppers Drug Mart, 3025 Lougheed Highway, Coquitlam: The last day the team member worked was on May 2.
- Real Canadian Superstore, 32136 Lougheed Highway, Mission: The last day any of the three infected team members worked was on April 23, 25 and 29.
Currently there are 15 B.C. Loblaw-owned stores with active employee COVID-19 cases; of those, 14 are located within either the Vancouver Coastal Health or Fraser Health region.
None of the stores, however, is considered a coronavirus public exposure location, and none have been closed down by either the health authority or WorkSafeBC.
- With files from Lindsay William-Ross, Vancouver is Awesome