The Ladysmith Healthcare Auxiliary Thrift Store has announced it will be closing its doors for the next two weeks after three volunteers tested positive for COVID-19.
The store announced the news on Facebook on Monday afternoon, claiming it was made aware of one volunteer who tested positive on Nov. 26. Two days later, it was informed that two more volunteers had tested positive for the coronavirus.
“We are taking this situation very seriously and on November 28th we made the decision to close the Thrift Store for 2 weeks,” Ladysmith Healthcare Auxiliary Thrift Store said in the post.
The store, a not-for-profit organization that supports healthcare facilities and programs that promote health and wellness, has announced it will remain closed until December 14.
According to the Facebook post, Ladysmith Healthcare Auxiliary Thrift Store is in the process of contacting all volunteers who have been in close contact with the infected volunteers.
The three volunteers who have tested positive are also said to be self-isolating at this time.
The volunteer who initially tested positive for COVID-19 last worked on Nov. 16. Therefore, the Facebook post is advising any volunteers or shoppers that visited the store between Nov. 16 and 28, to monitor for COVID symptoms and call 811 if needed to discuss or arrange for testing.
The store has over 260 volunteer members in total, according to its Facebook page.