East Hamilton Shoppers employee tests positive for COVID-19


An employee of a Shoppers Drug Mart in eastern Hamilton has tested positive for COVID-19, according to the store’s parent company.

Loblaws was notified on Saturday that a staff member was in Eastgate Square at 75 Centennial Pky. N. had tested “positive on a presumptive test for COVID-19,” according to a listing on their COVID-19 case database.

The employee’s last day of work was October 19.

According to Loblaws, when a worker tests positive, they “work closely with public health and follow their advice to ensure proper notification of close contact and necessary cleaning and disinfection in our stores.

It is not known how many staff members have been affected by the case or whether some have been advised to self-isolate as a precaution. The database also does not specify in which part of the store the employee worked.


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