Three Calgary Co-op employees test positive for coronavirus

Apr 19 2020, 3:55 pm

Today, Ken Keelor, the CEO of Calgary Co-op, announced that three employees at the store’s Midtown location have tested positive for coronavirus.

In the statement, Keelor said the 1130 11 Avenue SW food store opened late on April 19 in order to allow for an overnight deep clean after learning of the cases.

“In discussion with Alberta Health Services (AHS) over the weekend, we learned that three employees of our Midtown food store have tested positive for COVID-19,” said Keelor in the release, “Out of an abundance of caution, an overnight deep clean disinfection was carried out as a precautionary measure.”

The last date that any of the employees worked was April 12, 2020. Thee staff members worked in produce, meat, and grocery sections of the Calgary store.

Keelor explained that each employee began experiencing symptoms on different days, and all were on days off when this occurred.

These three employees have not returned to work since and are currently self-isolating.

“Calgary Co-op is working with AHS on all appropriate steps to ensure the ongoing safety of our team members and members. At this time, the possible risk of transmission to the public is low and the disinfection of the store was taken as a precautionary measure,” said Keelor.

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