COVID-19 outbreak forces southwest Calgary Home Depot to temporarily close –

COVID-19 outbreak forces southwest Calgary Home Depot to temporarily close – fr

CALGARY – Home Depot Chinook in southwest Calgary has temporarily closed due to a COVID-19 outbreak, the company confirmed on Tuesday.

According to Alberta Health Services, Home Depot has 33 confirmed cases of COVID-19, all of which are active. The company confirmed that this figure includes several employees.

“While I cannot release further details of the individuals for confidentiality reasons, I can confirm that they are in quarantine, and associates who have come in close contact with a confirmed case have also been placed on paid leave. Said Paul Berto, Director of Home Depot Canada. corporate communications, in an email to CTV.

“We work with local public health and we focus on the safety of our associates and clients, which is why we have put in place many safety measures,” he added, “including requiring masks , daily health checks for associates, social distancing. , contact tracing, and improved cleaning in addition to paid time off and associate time off policies, which can be used for any reason. “

“We also recently reduced the hours at this location as well as (the implementation of) rapid testing (COVID-19),” he said.

The store will remain closed until June 1.


The Calgary Police Department also confirmed an outbreak at its headquarters at 47 Street NE. There have been 11 cases, involving civilians and sworn members of the force, but a spokesperson said none of them were frontline workers who deal directly with the public. All 11 cases have recovered.

Alberta reported 387 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday, the second day in a row that cases fell below 500.

Premier Kenney is expected to announce the province’s plan for the summer at a press conference on Wednesday.


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