A Real Canadian Superstore near Coquitlam Centre has isolated a worker who tested positive for COVID-19, according to a recent exposure alert issued by the chain’s parent company, Loblaw Companies Ltd.
The latest exposure is at least the fourth time since December workers at the Westwood Mall store, located at 3000 Lougheed Highway, have tested positive for the virus.
The latest worker to test positive for the coronavirus is said to have last worked on Jan. 6. It’s not clear if any employees or members of the public are thought to have had contact with the employee.
As the largest food retailer in Canada, Loblaw oversees a large portfolio of brands in addition to Real Canadian Superstore including T&T Supermarket, No Frills Supermarket and Shoppers Drug Mart, among others.
The only other Real Canadian Superstore in the Tri-Cities, located at 1301 Lougheed Hwy., was flagged for an earlier exposure on Dec. 2, for a Nov. 24 exposure.
Several of Loblaw’s other Tri-City locations have been flagged for positive COVID-19 cases among their workers, including Dennis’ No Frills, Shoppers Drug Mart at 3025 Lougheed Hwy. as well as multiple exposures at the Coquitlam Centre’s T&T Supermarket.
The latter shut its doors for several days earlier this month following at least four cases among its workers in just over a week, in what the store’s CEO described as an “unsettling” virus situation.
There are currently 14 Loblaw-owned stores across B.C. with active exposure notifications.