Ferndale Covid-19 News
19th Aug 2020
19 August 2020 – A team member, who works in the Grocery department at Food Lover’s Market Ferndale, has tested positive for Covid-19. His last day at work was on Thursday, 13 August 2020 – six days ago. This team member was screened as part of our daily wellness checks and was sent home because he wasn’t feeling well. He consequently had himself tested on Friday, 14 August 2020. We were informally advised today that he has tested positive for COVID-19. Although we have not yet received a certification from a medical authority, we have decided to activate the protocols we have in place in the event of a positive test result.
All team members that were in close contact with this colleague have been identified and have been instructed to self-quarantine for the remaining period of the 14-days since last contact with their colleague. They are being monitored for symptoms of COVID-19 and will only return to the store once we are satisfied that they have not contracted the virus.
A professional cleaning company conducted a deep clean and sanitisation of the store on Thursday, 13 August 2020 – on the day our colleague felt unwell and was sent home. All colleagues have been screened throughout this period and have not displayed any symptoms in the time since the affected team member was last in the store.
We wish our affected colleague well and look forward to welcoming him, and the rest of the team, back to the store.
We will continue our practice of screening our team members on arrival at work daily and during the day, as well as following all hygiene protocols – including sanitising hands and surfaces, practicing social distancing and wearing masks.
Food Lover’s Market Ferndale will be open for business tomorrow and we look forward to welcoming you back to store.