Foster’s supermarket issued a statement Thursday to counter rumours that it had closed its Countryside store due to staff members testing positive for COVID-19.
“This is not true,” the company’s senior marketing manager, Julian Foster, said.
He added, “Should we receive positive results, we will alert the community immediately. Until then, we are open for business and continue to follow social distancing guidelines, wear masks and sanitize and clean our stores and high-touch point areas throughout the day.”
The rumours, circulated over social media, follow recent reports of staff at Kirk Market and Cost-U-Less contracting the virus. Both stores underwent extensive cleaning and continue to serve the public. The staff affected at both stores are off work and in isolation.