A Nanaimo mall claims no one who worked there has tested positive for COVID-19.
Woodgrove Centre issued a statement late this afternoon saying that the individual who tested positive for COVID-19 did not work there.
“We have just been informed that the person who tested positive for COVID-19 was not working at Woodgrove Centre,” Heather Fisk, the mall’s marketing manager said in a statement.
The statement comes roughly 24 hours after the mall’s owners, Ivanhoé Cambridge, sent a memo to stores and mall managers indicating that a person who worked at Woodgrove Centre had tested positive for the virus.
“We have been informed that a person working at Woodgrove Centre tested positive for COVID-19. Ivanhoé Cambridge has been following protocols and guidelines to respond to this situation,” wrote Charles Fleck, Ivanhoé Cambridge’s B.C. regional manager.
Multiple stores told CHEK they also received the letter but have been instructed not to speak to the media about it.
There are 131 confirmed cases of COVID-19 within the Island Health region, which covers all of Vancouver Island as well as some areas north of the Sunshine Coast.
Island Health told CHEK they were not aware of any new COVID-19 cases.
Multiple stores @WoodgroveCentre in #Nanaimo are confirming to @CHEK_News that a letter stating that a person who worked at the mall has tested positive for #COVID19 @cheknews Email was received Tuesday, though store it happened in was not identified. pic.twitter.com/RaEhuoAYdq
— Skye Ryan (@SkyeRyanCHEK) July 1, 2020