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Worker at Loblaws in Masonville area tests positive on presumptive coronavirus test

Loblaw confirmed an employee at the Loblaws at 1740 Richmond Street North "recently tested positive on a presumptive test for COVID-19.".
Loblaw confirmed an employee at the Loblaws at 1740 Richmond Street North "recently tested positive on a presumptive test for COVID-19.". via Google Maps

An employee at the Loblaws grocery store at 1740 Richmond St. N. in London, Ont., has tested positive on a presumptive test for COVID-19, according to the company.

Loblaw says that the positive test occurred “recently” and that “team members who worked closely with this individual are now at home in self-isolation, monitoring for any symptoms.”

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According to the company’s website, a worker at that location tested positive on Sept. 22. Their last shift was listed as occurring on Sept. 20.

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“We have been working with the local public health team and have taken a number of steps to minimize risk, including increased sanitization protocols and enforcing social distancing practices in the store,” read an email to Global News.

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“The store also arranged for additional cleaning.”

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Earlier this week, Premier Doug Ford made clear that the province is in the second wave the pandemic.

“We know that this wave will be more complicated, more complex. It will be worse than the first wave we faced earlier this year,” Ford said at his daily press briefing on Monday.

“But what we don’t know yet, is how bad the second wave will be.”

— with files from Global News’ Gabby Rodrigues.