Longo store in Vaughan closes for 2 weeks after several employees tested positive for COVID-19

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A Vaughan Longo facility will close for 14 days after several store employees tested positive for COVID-19.

York Region public health said it was informed on April 5 that workers at two Longo stores in Vaughan had tested positive for the virus.

Public health officials said seven Longo’s store staff at 9200 Weston Road and one Longo’s store employee at 2810 Major Mackenzie Drive contracted the virus.

Last month, the grocery chain briefly shut down the Weston Road site after learning that an employee had been infected with COVID-19.

The store confirmed on Friday that it would voluntarily close the store again, but this time will not reopen for two weeks.

“Following the confirmation of a new member of the COVID-19 positive test team at our Weston Road site, we are taking all necessary precautions to maintain the safety and well-being of our team members and our guests, ”said Longo’s in a written statement sent to CP24. Friday morning.

“This includes temporarily closing our doors for a period of 14 days at this location. The closure will continue from April 10 to April 23 … Our thoughts are with the team member who tested positive. We will continue to monitor their progress and will continue to inform other team members and guests of our continued response to COVID-19. “

Longo’s location on Major Mackenzie Drive is not affected by the closure, public health officials confirmed.

“While this is a unique situation, York Region greatly appreciates Longo’s continued commitment to ensuring the safety of its clients and the community,” York Region Public Health said in a written statement released Thursday.

“Longo’s continues to take all the necessary precautions at its other sites, including improved cleaning and disinfection, by encouraging the physical separation of staff and customers and by limiting the number of buyers to 50 people at a time.”

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