EDITOR’S NOTE: 7-Eleven originally said one of its associates had a confirmed case of COVID-19. However, one day after this story was published, 7-Eleven told Global News it was not a confirmed case, but a presumptive case. This story has been updated to reflect the correct information.
7-Eleven has temporarily closed a Calgary store after an employee came down with a presumptive case of COVID-19, according to the company.
In a statement issued Monday night, 7-Eleven Canada originally said an associate at the 435 – 4 Ave. S.W. location had a confirmed case the novel coronavirus disease. However, in an update Tuesday afternoon, the company said “we now understand this to be a presumptive case of COVID-19.”
“Communication on confirmed or presumptive cases of COVID-19 are between the health authority and the patient. Out of an abundance of caution, 7-Eleven Canada activated its preventative measures based on the information shared by the team member,” read an updated statement from 7-Eleven Canada Tuesday.
7-Eleven said it has asked staff to “self-isolate with pay for 14 days,” adding that it wants customers who were in the store between March 4 and 17 to contact Alberta Health Services.
“We have temporarily closed the store to thoroughly clean and sanitize the location,” 7-Eleven said.
“We will reopen the store as soon as possible, in consultation with Alberta Health Services.”
7-Eleven Canada said it is monitoring the condition of the employee. The store closure and team member self-isolation with pay will remain in effect “for now,” the company said Tuesday.
Alberta Health said Tuesday it cannot comment on a specific case due to patient confidentiality.View link »