Toronto IKEA location confirms second employee coronavirus case

Oct 2 2020, 11:49 am

IKEA Canada has confirmed a second North York employee has tested positive for COVID-19.

According to a statement emailed to Daily Hive, IKEA learned of the latest case on October 1.

The employee last worked in store on September 20.

That is the same reported day another staff member at the location last worked, and IKEA disclosed of that case earlier this week.

“At this time, we are currently unaware of any link or direct contact between this individual and the positive case reported on September 24,” said IKEA.

They also said the safety of IKEA co-workers and customers is their top priority and “out of an abundance of caution, we have notified all customers who may have come into contact with the co-worker.

As well, IKEA North York completed an enhanced cleaning of the affected areas.

“Working in line with the recommendations of local health authorities, we have continued to implement procedures to ensure a safe environment to work and shop across all IKEA units in Canada,” said the company.

IKEA’s locations in Burlington, Etobicoke, Ottawa, North York, and Vaughan opened on May 19 after the COVID-19 related closure in March.

At the time, the company said it was “working in line with recommendations from local governments and health authorities,” having had implemented “enhanced, preventative health, and safety measures” across the IKEA shopping experience network.

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