Five Costco employees at Vaughan location test positive for COVID-19, mayor says
April 30, 2020
Five Costco employees at a location in Vaughan have tested positive for COVID-19, according to a tweet by the city’s mayor on Sunday.
Mayor Maurizio Bevilacqua tweeted at 7:30 p.m. on Sunday, saying that York public health officials inspected the Costco location at Highway 7 and Weston Road twice, after learning that multiple employees tested positive for the coronavirus. A third inspection is planned for this week.
Bevilacqua said they are working with Costco management “to ensure appropriate infection prevention and control measures are being taken, including cleaning and disinfecting.”
The store remains open.
Costco is limiting the number of staff in a staff room, has security guards enforcing physical distancing and reminding customers to obey physical distancing over the PA system. Staff are also being screened before their shift begins, according to the mayor.
Bevilacqua said the risk to shoppers is considered low.
Costco did not immediately reply to the Star’s request for comment.