Kamloops Home Hardware closed its doors on Remembrance Day to undertake a deep clean of the store after two employees tested positive for COVID-19.
The store on the Halston Connector is expected to reopen on Thursday, Nov. 12.
In a letter posted to its Facebook page, Home Hardware confirmed one employee last worked on Thursday, Nov. 5, was tested on Monday, Nov. 9, and received a positive test result on Tuesday, Nov. 10. A second employee last worked on Saturday, Nov. 7, was tested on Monday, Nov. 9, and received a positive test result on Tuesday, Nov. 10.
Both employees are self-isolating.
Home Hardware issued a statement: “The health and safety of our employees and local community is paramount and we remain committed to following all health and safety guidelines set out by BC Interior Health, including, but not limited to, physical distancing, proper hand hygiene and enhanced cleaning protocols.”
Anybody with questions can contact Kamloops Home Hardware dealer owner Rick Kurzac by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Home Hardware is the second store in Kamloops this week to report publicly on positive COVID-19 tests among employees.
An employee at the McDonald’s outlet in Walmart tested positive in Nov. 8, prompting closure and cleaning of the restaurant on that day. It reopened on Nov. 9.
That employee was last at work on Thursday, Nov. 5, from 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Any customers who may have visited Home Hardware or McDonald’s and have health concerns are advised to take directions from the BC Centre for Disease Control by visiting its website at http://www.bccdc.ca/health-info/diseases-conditions/covid-19.