Shoppers Drug Mart employee in Victoria tests positive for COVID-19

Shoppers Drug Mart employee in Victoria tests positive for COVID-19
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According to Loblaws Inc., an employee working at the Shoppers Drug Mart on 1222 Douglas St. in Victoria tested positive for the coronavirus. The employee last worked on Feb. 3.

An employee working at a downtown Victoria pharmacy recently tested positive for COVID-19.

According to Loblaws Inc., an employee working at the Shoppers Drug Mart on 1222 Douglas St. in Victoria tested positive for the coronavirus.

The company did not disclose when the employee tested positive but said in an information bulletin on its website that the individual last worked at the store on Feb. 3.

“Given the important role we play in our communities, we are prepared for all possible situations, including a positive test for COVID-19 in our stores. In these cases, we work closely with public health and follow their guidance to ensure proper notification of close contacts and required cleaning and sanitization in our stores,” reads a statement on Loblaws Inc.’s website.

Loblaws Inc. also reported that an employee working at the Real Canadian Superstore in Campbell River tested positive for the virus. That employee’s last shift at the store was also on Feb. 3.

Ontario-based Loblaws Inc. is the parent company of both Shoppers Drug Mart and the Real Canadian Superstore.

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