IKEA Coquitlam re-opens after staff member tests positive for COVID-19

File photo of an IKEA sign. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan

IKEA Coquitlam has now reopened after a temporary closure due to the novel coronavirus.

The company announced Monday it was closing its doors temporarily after a staff member tested positive for COVID-19.

It did not provide any information on where in the store the person worked or when they were last at work, but the store said they closed their doors to “reduce any risk of further exposure.”

Read more: Masks or face coverings now required at IKEA stores in B.C.

The temporary closure allowed them to bring in an outside company to clean and sanitize the store and the warehouse.

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Any co-workers who may have been in contact with the person who tested positive have been identified, IKEA said, and have taken the appropriate steps to institute compulsory self-quarantine in cooperation with local health authorities.

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