Shoppers who visited a Canadian Tire store in Cornwall are being told that a case of COVID-19 among its employees has been confirmed at the store by the Eastern Ontario Health Unit.
According to the EOHU, an employee at the store on Ninth Street East has tested positive for the virus, it was announced Saturday.
The health unit said it is actively working in cooperation with the store to assess the risk to other employees and to trace contacts of the individual.
The risk to the public is considered to be low.
“Although we feel that the risk to the public is low, we’re releasing this information so that shoppers who were at the Canadian Tire store during the time periods mentioned above are aware,” Dr. Paul Roumeliotis, medical officer of health, said. “As a precaution, shoppers who were at the store on these dates should self-monitor for symptoms. If they start to feel symptoms, they should seek testing.”
The employee worked on April 1 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; April 3 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and April 5 from noon to 2 p.m. and has since been in isolation.
The EOHU said all recommended public health measures were put in place at the store throughout the days that the employee worked.
In response to the positive case, the store has isolated other staff members who worked in contact with the employee.