Several more workers at major grocery stores operating across British Columbia have tested positive for the coronavirus (COVID-19) over the past few days, including in Metro Vancouver.
Stores with affected employees are located in both the Vancouver Coastal Health and Fraser Health regions, including in Vancouver and Surrey.
Sobeys, Inc, the parent company of Safeway, Thrifty Foods, and franchisor of discount grocery chain FreshCo, indicated on April 5 on its case tracker that an employee working at one of its Metro Vancouver stores has tested positive for the virus. The affected store is as follows:
- Chalo FreshCo - 7450 120 Street Surrey: The franchise employee last worked on April 1.
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 April 6 indicating cases at the following store locations in the Metro Vancouver region:
- Real Canadian Superstore, 3185 Grandview Highway, Vancouver: The last day the team member worked was on March 27.
- Real Canadian Superstore, 14650 - 104th Avenue, Surrey: The last day any of the three infected team members worked was on March 22 and March 31.
In addition, Loblaw reported two infected employees at its Superstore on Ferry Road in Prince George, B.C.
While T&T Supermarket is owned by Loblaw, the Canadian Asian grocery chain lists its COVID-19 cases separately on its own site. The company has not had a new employee coronavirus case to report in British Columbia for the last 14 days.
None of the above-listed grocery stores are considered coronavirus public exposure sites by Fraser Health or Vancouver Coastal Health.