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Grocery store workers in Metro Vancouver positive for COVID-19

Stores with recently infected workers also in North Vancouver and North Delta.
An employee at the Real Canadian Superstore at 350 SE Marine Drive in Vancouver recently tested positive for coronavirus (COVID-19).

Grocery store workers in and around Vancouver continue to be among those still contracting coronavirus (COVID-19), despite sinking infection rates in the province. 

Loblaw Companies Ltd, the parent company of Real Canadian Superstore, No Frills, and other local chains, provided updates to its COVID-19 employee case listings on May 29 and 30, indicating cases at the following store locations in the Metro Vancouver region:

  • Real Canadian Superstore, 8195 120th Street, Delta: Employee last worked May 24
  • Real Canadian Superstore, 350 SE Marine Drive, Vancouver: Employee last worked May 23

Additionally, Loblaw reported new store worker COVID-19 infections across the province in Grand Forks, Mission, Kelowna, and Kamloops.

While T&T Supermarket is owned by Loblaw, the Canadian Asian grocery chain lists its COVID-19 cases separately on its own site. T&T reported May 28 that they have one active employee case in B.C.:

  • Marine Gateway Store - 458 SW Marine Drive, Vancouver: Part-time store associate last worked May 18.

T&T says that as of May 28 that 83 per cent of the grocery chain's over 5,300 employees have had at least their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.

Sobeys, Inc., which operates familiar grocery stores Safeway and Thrifty Foods and is the franchisor of discount grocery chain FreshCo in B.C. reported one Metro Vancouver employee coronavirus case recently:

  • Thrifty Foods - 311 Edgemont Blvd. North Vancouver: Employee last worked May 23

Previously, Sobeys indicated another worker at the North Vancouver Thrifty Foods had tested positive on May 20, and had last worked May 16.

Elsewhere in B.C., Sobeys indicated on May 28 that a Safeway store associate in Kelowna was infected with the virus.

None of the grocery stores with infected store workers in the Lower Mainland appear on public exposure site lists for Fraser Health or Vancouver Coastal Health, and none have been shut down due to cases in the workplace, under current provincial health orders.