22 January 2021 – A team member, who works in the Hot Foods Department at Food Lover’s Market Montana, has tested positive for Covid-19. Her last day at work was on Sunday, 17 January 2021. This team member called in to let us know that she is feeling unwell. She consequently had herself tested on Tuesday, 19 January 2021. We were formally advised today of the positive test result.
This team member had one close contact, who has been identified and instructed to self-quarantine for the remaining period of the 10-days since last contact with said 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 second team member, who works in the Grocery department at Food Lover’s Market Montana, has also tested positive for Covid-19. His last day at work on Friday, 15 January 2021. He was screened as part of our daily wellness checks and sent home. He consequently had himself tested on the same day (Friday, 15 January 2021) and we were formally advised today of the positive test result.
This team member had no close contacts.
A professional cleaning company conducted a deep clean and sanitisation of the store on Tuesday, 19 January 2021 – after we were advised that our colleagues have been tested for Covid-19. All colleagues have been screened throughout this period and have not displayed any symptoms in the time since the affected team members were last in the store.
We wish our affected colleagues well and look forward to welcoming them, and out other colleague, 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.
As we have followed all required hygiene protocols – our own, as well as the regulations as set out by government, Food Lover’s Market Montana is open and we look forward to welcoming you back to store.