7-Eleven Canada has notified the Ladysmith community of a confirmed case of COVID-19 at the 434 Esplanade Avenue store. The individual is a sales associate at the location.
“The health and safety of our customers, employees and the communities we serve is the top priority for 7-Eleven Canada. We have temporarily closed the store to thoroughly clean and sanitize the location, and we will re-open the store on April 2, 2020,” the company said in a press release.
Store staff are being asked to self-isolate with pay for 14 days as per the B.C. provincial health guidelines. Any customers who may have visited the store between March 5 to March 11 are being asked to monitor their health, and contact a healthcare provider at 811.
7-Eleven Canada said that other stores across Canada haev activated enhanced health and safety protocols which include store occupancy restrictions, social distancing, heightened hygiene, cleaning and disenfecting, food safety, and staff training.
7-Eleven Canada has connected with local health authorities to determine next steps and will provide further updates whenever possible.