UPDATED: Employee at south Barrie Canadian Tire tests positive for COVID-19

Health Unit is trying to confirm how the individual got the virus

Canadian Tire has sent a statement to Barrie 360 in response to an employee at its South Barrie store who has tested positive for COVID-19.

“In the case of our Canadian Tire store in South Barrie, and all of our stores, if an employee has been exposed to or tested positive for COVID-19, we support the employee in following Public Health’s recommendations. The store remains open and continues to follow guidance from Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit and at this time, no patrons have been identified as close contacts. The store underwent a deep-clean and sanitization, over and above the current enhanced cleaning measures. For more information about how Canadian Tire is responding to COVID-19, please visit https://corp.canadiantire.ca/English/COVID19/default.aspx.”

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The Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit is aware of a reported case of COVID-19 involving a worker at the south end Canadian Tire in Barrie.

At a media briefing Tuesday, Dr. Charles Gardner had few details except that an investigation had been launched to determine how the individual got the virus. Contact tracing is also underway.

The case is not the one posted by the health unit on Tuesday which involves a Barrie man who contracted the illness through a close contact.