Supermarket in Pacific Place Mall shuts after worker tests positive for virus
The T&T Supermarket at Calgary’s Pacific Place Mall is closed after a staff member tested positive for COVID -19.
The company’s CEO, Tina Lee, posted on Facebook on Thursday that the employee had last worked in the store, at 999 36th Street N.E., on March 21. The employee stayed home after feeling sick the next day and the positive test was confirmed March 25.
“We are maintaining close communication with the colleague, who reports feeling better without a fever,” Lee said in the statement.
The store will be closed and thoroughly cleaned while all staff remain home to monitor their health for at least 14 days. It is expected to reopen April 8, as grocery stores are seen as an essential service.
“It is our duty and our pride to serve Calgary, and all the communities we operate in,” said Lee. “I ask for your patience as we work closely with public health to ensure our staff are all healthy before we reopen.”
The Pacific Place Mall closed all non-essential stores on Thursday for a deep cleaning of the shopping centre. Essential services such as the Canadian Diagnostic Centre, Canadian Back Institute, Prime Care Health and Pharmasave remain open.
T&T Supermarket at Pacific Place Mall plans to reopen on April 8 after a thorough sanitizing.