Burnaby Safeway store hit with positive COVID-19 test

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Staff at a large Burnaby grocery store have tested positive for COVID-19.
New confirmed cases of the virus have been announced for people working in stores in the Lower Mainland.

Sobeys, Inc, the parent company of Safeway and franchisor of FreshCo, said on its case tracker that employees working in several of its stores have confirmed they have tested positive.

This includes the Safeway store at Kensington Mall located at 6564 Hastings St. The employee’s last day of work was November 20.

This follows a member of staff testing positive for COVID-19 at the Real Canadian Superstore store in Metropolis in Metrotown. The Burnaby Commercial Club on Kingsway also handled a positive case in November.

For Sobeys, these other stores are affected:

  • Safeway, 1766 Robson Street, Vancouver: The employee’s last day of work was November 18.
  • FreshCo, 7165, 138 Street, Surrey: The employee’s last day of work was November 18.
  • Safeway, 2101 Lahn Avenue, Vancouver: The employee’s last day of work was November 24.
  • Safeway, 1780 East Broadway, Vancouver: The employee’s last day of work was November 19.

Loblaw Companies Ltd, the parent company of No Frills and Real Canadian Superstore chains, provided an update to its lists of COVID-19 employee cases on November 28 and 29.

The following stores are affected in Metro Vancouver:

  • Real Canadian Superstore, 14650 104th Ave, Surrey: The last day the team member worked was November 24th.
  • Real Canadian Superstore, 8195 120th Street, Delta: The last day the team member worked was November 24.
  • Joti’s No Frills, 310 West Broadway, Vancouver: The last day the team member worked was November 23
  • Real Canadian Superstore, 2332 160th Street, Surrey: The last day of work for the team members was on November 18-21.

As the number of new cases continues to rise in British Columbia, the province currently has a higher rate of active cases per capita than Canada’s two most populous provinces, Ontario and Quebec.

– With Lindsay William-Ross files, Vancouver is awesome

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