To our valued friends and customers,
On behalf of the Italian Centre Shop family, I am sad to report a team member at our South Edmonton location has tested positive for COVID-19.
In response to this news, we took immediate action and conducted a deep clean and sanitization of the entire store and notified Alberta Health Services (AHS).
The team member who tested positive last worked shifts on July 13, 14 and 15. Today, the team member remains self-isolated at home.
AHS is conducting close contact tracing and will contact any employee who may require testing and will be asked to self-isolate for 14 days. To our knowledge, AHS has not identified any individuals to be a close contact or at risk.
We have notified all team members who worked during the same shifts to inform them of the potential contact they’ve had with a peer who has tested positive. Any team members displaying symptoms of COVID-19 have been asked to self-isolate immediately and get tested.
As we’ve communicated to our customers often since the start of COVID-19, several protocols have been implemented in our store locations over the past few months including frequent sanitization, plexiglass installation at high contact areas, physical distancing practices to minimize risk of exposure to other team members and customers and mandatory masks when physical distancing is not possible.
We are currently evaluating these measures and will soon announce further precautions being put into place. The health and safety of our community and team remains of highest priority and we are committed to working diligently in our stores to maintain what has become our new standard in preventing the spread of COVID-19.
We are grateful for your continued support and will continue to provide updates as new information becomes available.
President, Italian Centre Shop