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Coronavirus: Guelph No Frills employee tests positive for COVID-19

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An employee at Domenic’s No Frills in Guelph, Ont., has tested positive for COVID-19, according to parent company Loblaws Companies Limited.

The store on Harvard Road was closed on Monday for a thorough cleaning and is expected to reopen on Tuesday, a spokesperson confirmed in an email.

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The employee’s last shift was on March 18 and is currently self-isolating.

Loblaws said they are working closely with Public Health and have taken a number of steps to minimize risks, including increased sanitization protocols and enforcing social distancing practices in the store.

Any employees who had contact with the infected individual are now also self-isolating at home.

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Loblaws said they have introduced a pay protection program “to ensure no employees have to choose between their health and their job.”

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The news comes after Longo’s reported an employee at their Guelph location on Clair Road tested positive for COVID-19.

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