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Employee at BC's largest shopping centre tests positive for COVID-19

The province's largest indoor shopping mall got some very scary news on Monday.

According to the Metropolis at Metrotown, an employee at one of their 375 stores tested positive for COVID-19. This prompted the mall to inform all their tenants of the issue.

"We have been informed that a person tested positive for COVID-19," wrote Metrotown.

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"Rest assured that we have been following protocols and guidelines to respond to this situation including all cleaning requirements by a cleaning contractor trained to respond to the situation, in the areas under its control."

The mall mentioned they would be sanitizing all parts of the building, most notably the elevators, bathrooms, doors and railings.

"Additionally, prior to being informed of this situation and on an ongoing basis, we have been and are continuing to diligently disinfect the common areas throughout the shopping center."

The affected person did not return to the shopping centre after they were confirmed to have COVID-19. Metrotown did not say which store had the affected person, though many residents pointed to it potentially being "Footlocker."

"Please note that this person is no longer in the shopping centre. The safety and health of our employees, tenants, customers and visitors is of the utmost importance for us. We rely on one and all’s cooperation and vigilance in order to maintain a healthy and safe environment."

"Out of a concern for privacy, we cannot disclose additional information. We invite you to contact the local public health authorities for additional information. Thank you."

The mall did not mention if any closures were to take place or if additional COVID-19 tests were given to staff.

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