5 Vaughan Costco employees test positive for coronavirus

Apr 27 2020, 6:27 am

Vaughan Mayor Maurizio Bevilacqua has confirmed that five employees at the city’s Costco location have tested positive for COVID-19.

Two of said employees have been determined to be “close contacts.”

The mayor said that York Region Public Health has thoroughly investigated the store, situated at Highway 7 and Weston Road. Thus far, two onsite inspections have been completed, and another is planned for the coming week.

These inspections have included reviewing sick-time /isolation policies and infection control practices, limiting the number of staff in the staff room, direction of customers through isles, which are one-way, ensuring hand sanitizer is readily available, and more.

At this time, Bevilacqua says that the risk to customers is considered low.

City residents are being reminded to stay home as much as possible, limit outdoor excursions, practice good hand hygiene, and maintain two metre physical distancing in public.