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7-Eleven store in downtown Calgary temporarily closed after worker tests positive for COVID-19

A 7-Eleven store in downtown Calgary has been temporarily closed, after a worker was confirmed to have COVID-19.

Staff at the location have been asked to self isolate with pay

This 7-Eleven location in downtown Calgary was temporarily closed after an employee was found to have COVID-19. (Google Maps)

A 7-Eleven store in downtown Calgary has been temporarily closed after a worker was confirmed to have COVID-19.

7-Eleven is advising anyone who visited the store, located at 435 Fourth Avenue S.W., between March 4 and 17 to contact Alberta Health Services at 811.

The store has been closed for cleaning and sanitization, the convenience store chain said in an email sent Monday evening, and will reopen once it's determined safe in consultation with AHS. 

The store's staff have been asked to self isolate with pay for 14 days.

"The health and safety of our customers, employees and the communities we serve is the top priority," the company said. "7-Eleven Canada has contacted Alberta Health Services to determine next steps and will provide further updates whenever possible."

There were 188 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the Calgary zone as of Monday, out of 301 in the province. In Calgary, nine of those cases were in the city centre. 


           

What are the symptoms of COVID-19?

Common symptoms include:

     
         
  • Fever.
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  • Cough.
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  • Tiredness.
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But more serious symptoms can develop, including difficulty breathing and pneumonia, which can lead to death.

What should I do if I feel sick?

Isolate yourself and call your local public health authority. Do not visit an emergency room or urgent care centre to get tested.

How can I protect myself?

     
         
  • Wash your hands frequently and thoroughly.
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  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.
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  • Be aware of evolving travel advisories to different regions.
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More detailed information on the outbreak is available on the federal government's website.

Important reminder: The World Health Organization said more than 80 per cent of COVID-19 infections are estimated to be mild.

  • Have you got a news tip tied to the COVID-19 outbreak? You can reach CBC Calgary at calgarynewstips@cbc.ca or CBC Edmonton here

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