Salmon Arm Walmart employee contracts coronavirus

Walmart Canada has confirmed that an employee at its Salmon Arm store has contracted the coronavirus.

The company said the staff member, who tested positive for the virus, was last working in the store on Friday, April 24.

“Out of an abundance of caution, associates identified as being in close prolonged contact have been directed to self-isolate,” corporate affairs manager Felicia Fefer said in a statement.

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“Rest assured, we will continue to take measures necessary to ensure the well-being of our customers and associates.”

The business said it is completing “regular enhanced cleaning of the store” and has “social distancing measures in place.”

Global News reached out to Interior Health to ask if public health officials had any advice for customers of the Walmart.

The health authority wouldn’t comment on this case specifically but said, in general, health officials reach out directly to people who may have been exposed.

Interior Health said it only provides information and advice to the public about individual cases, “when exposure occurs in public settings and it is unclear who might have been exposed.”

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