lululemon has put a mandatory work-from-home policy in effect across all of its Vancouver offices after an employee was diagnosed with a presumptive positive case of COVID-19.
Viviana Varela, PR Manager at lululemon, says that the company was notified on Thursday about one of their employees at the head office in Kitsilano.
“We were notified yesterday that one of our Vancouver SSC Cornwall employees has a presumptive positive case of COVID-19,” she tells Daily Hive in an email.
A deep clean of lululemon’s Vancouver offices will take place on Friday and the work-from-home period will last until Friday, March 20.
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“Out of an abundance of caution, we are implementing a mandatory work from home policy for all of our Vancouver offices for Friday, March 12th as a precautionary measure for our employees, and to conduct a deep clean of the buildings,” reads a statement from Varela. “Our people are our top priority and we will continue to work with local officials to take the necessary measures to ensure the well-being of our employees and guests.”
The company’s announcement comes right after the BC Government suggested that all citizens avoid non-essential travel, including trips to the United States. The province has also asked for event organizers to cancel all gatherings for more than 250 people in the coming weeks.
As of BC’s last announcement on Thursday, there are currently 53 confirmed cases of coronavirus in the province.
With coronavirus on the rise, the BC Ministry of Health is reminding individuals who attend events and large gatherings to monitor their health for signs and symptoms of COVID-19. And if you’re not feeling well, they recommend staying home at this time. Also, due to unexpected cancellations, please check the event you plan to attend is still taking place. Keep up with COVID-19 news here.