Quebec IGA closes for the weekend after 19 employees test positive for coronavirus

Apr 27 2020, 6:42 am

An IGA in Lévis was forced to close for the weekend after 19 of its employees tested positive for COVID-19 and 22 employees went into self-isolation.

A spokesperson for Sobeys, the parent company of IGA, told Daily Hive the store was “completely disinfected” after the first positive case was announced on Friday afternoon.

The IGA reopened on Monday morning at 8 am.

Sobeys said it has launched an internal investigation into the case to explain why so many employees had tested positive. The retail company is ensuring its customers that the possibility of contracting the disease within any of its locations is “very low.”

Over 175 people work at the Lévis IGA branch.

Sobeys said it is taking every precaution to ensure customer safety. There is a maximum amount of clients are allowed into the store at a time, and baskets, shopping carts, and aisles are cleaned vigorously throughout the day.

“Our family of brands is doing everything we can to help our local communities through this crisis. There is nothing more important to us than the health and safety of our teammates and our customers,” the company wrote on its website.