In a statement by the City of Vaughan, officials said that seven staff at 9200 Weston Rd. And one staff member at 2810 Major Mackenzie Dr. have COVID-19.
“Doing the right thing is part of the fabric of our business,” said Anthony Longo, President and Chief Executive Officer in a statement.
“As a family business, the well-being of our team members and our guests is our number one priority. I would like to point out personally that COVID-19 has our full attention. We continue to monitor the situation closely and remain committed to ensuring that every family has access to fresh food and essentials, especially in times of uncertainty, while ensuring everyone’s safety and health. “
York Regional Public Health is also monitoring the situation and has launched an investigation to find out who may have contacted the staff.
“Through contact tracing, public health staff will advise those who may have been exposed to a potential health risk, what signs or symptoms to look for, and recommend next steps,” officials said. city of Vaughan.
Grocery stores remain open across the province as they are considered an essential service. Several chains have taken measures to protect the staff and customers of COVID-19, in particular by modifying store hours so that stores can be disinfected and restocked, from Plexiglas shields to checkouts and specific hours for the elderly and vulnerable.
York Region has two Longo locations in the city of Vaughan where staff have tested positive for COVID-19. @YorkRegionGovt Public health followed up on the cases and anyone they might have been in contact with. Please visit https://t.co/8XICO9futc for more information. pic.twitter.com/BU17EBTl9C
– Mayor Maurizio Bevilacqua (@mbmayor) April 6, 2020