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.
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At this time, Bevilacqua says that the risk to customers is considered low.
York Region Public Health has done a thorough investigation of the Costco location at Highway 7 and Weston Road. I would like to share the following information with residents of Vaughan: pic.twitter.com/OuAFuseGXK
— Mayor Maurizio Bevilacqua (@mbmayor) April 26, 2020
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.