In a December 1 statement, T&T Supermarket CEO Tina Lee announced the #2740-2929 Barnet Highway location in Coquitlam would be voluntarily closing on December 2 and reopening on December 5.
Lee stated that this closure was prompted by an “unsettling” virus situation at the store and that the company was “determined to stamp it out.”
This means the Coquitlam store will use the days it is closed to undergo a deep sanitization, and it will allow staff to monitor symptoms and get tested for the virus.
There have been several employee cases at the Coquitlam store reported by the company over the past few weeks.
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Here is Lee’s full statement about the temporary closure.
Since the beginning of the pandemic, T&T has been an early adopter of COVID-19 safety measures. The virus situation at [the] Coquitlam store is unsettling, so we are determined to stamp it out.
It’s time for our Coquitlam store staff to take a break, and for the company to take even stronger measures.
T&T will voluntarily close Coquitlam store on Dec 2 and will reopen on Saturday Dec 5. During this time, the entire store will undergo another deep sanitization. This allows time for all staff to get tested, and for any potential virus particles on surfaces to dissipate.
[email protected]: Customers can try our online shopping service, which has a full fresh assortment that can be delivered to your doorstep as early as next day. We will extend FREE EXPRESS DELIVERY for Coquitlam store customers only until Sunday Dec 13. Coquitlam Click & Collect orders scheduled before Dec 5 will be postponed. Please call customer service at 1-833-868-1616 to reschedule.
Sorry for this inconvenience and thank you for your continued patronage.
This week, T&T Supermarket has reported that two of its employees have tested positive on presumptive tests for COVID-19 at two different locations in Metro Vancouver, including the temporarily closed Coquitlam store.
The supermarket has reported that associates working at the following locations in Burnaby and Coquitlam tested positive:
- #147-4800 Kingsway, Burnaby (Employee last worked on November 26)
- #2740-2929 Barnet Highway, Coquitlam (Employee last worked on November 21)
Health officials in British Columbia are scheduled to give a live COVID-19 update on Wednesday afternoon.
The announcement comes after 656 new test-positive cases of coronavirus were announced on Tuesday, for a total of 33,894 cases in the province.