“The health and safety of our customers, employees and the communities we serve is a top priority for 7-Eleven Canada,” the company said in a statement Wednesday. “We ask the store staff to self-isolate, with a salary of 14 days. ”
The store has been temporarily closed so that it can be cleaned and disinfected, with a reopening date set for August 5 or earlier. The store will reopen with workers from other locations after consultations with local health officials, the company said.
Anyone who develops symptoms is urged to call 811 for more information.
7-Eleven operates 636 stores across Canada. The company says it has implemented improved safety measures and standards for hand washing, sanitation, food handling and preparation. Sneeze guards were also installed at sales counters, and floor markers encouraging social distancing were also placed in checkout lines. Customer traffic in stores has also been limited.
British Columbia health officials announced on Wednesday that 47 more cases of COVID-19 had been detected in the province in the past 24 hours. There are currently 351 active cases of the virus in British Columbia