Worker at Growers Supply in Penticton tests positive for COVID-19 | iNFOnews | Thompson-Okanagan's News Source
Subscribe

Would you like to subscribe to our newsletter?

Current Conditions Mostly Cloudy  20.3°C

Penticton News

Worker at Growers Supply in Penticton tests positive for COVID-19

Growers Supply in Penticton is closed until May 10, 2021 after an employee tested positive for COVID-19.
Image Credit: GOOGLE STREET VIEW

A positive COVID-19 test among employees at Penticton’s Growers Supply has resulted in a temporary closure of the store at a critical time.

B.C. Tree Fruits Cooperative media relations director Laurel Van Dam said in a media release the Penticton store will close “out of an abundance of caution” until Monday, May 10, after a store employee tested positive for COVID-19 earlier this week.

“The unfortunate climb in COVID-19 cases throughout the valley and in all of British Columbia has everyone concerned. Though the strict safety protocols taken to protect our customers and staff within our locations have been successful overall, we have been notified of a COVID-19 positive test from one of our staff members in Penticton,” Van Dam said in the release.

The staff member tested positive on Tuesday, April 27.

Van Dam said the store’s closure would pose an inconvenience to the Penticton and area farming community, in the midst of spring planting and crop maintenance.

Growers Supply has alternate locations still open in Oliver, Kelowna, Vernon and Creston.

“Please be assured that Growers Supply has very strict COVID-19 protocols in place at all locations to ensure the safety of our customers and staff while you shop,” Van Dam said.

Growers Supply provides agricultural supplies, agronomic supports and resources to valley agriculturalists.


To contact a reporter for this story, email Steve Arstad or call 250-488-3065 or email the editor. You can also submit photos, videos or news tips to tips@infonews.ca and be entered to win a monthly prize draw.

We welcome your comments and opinions on our stories but play nice. We won't censor or delete comments unless they contain off-topic statements or links, unnecessary vulgarity, false facts, spam or obviously fake profiles. If you have any concerns about what you see in comments, email the editor in the link above.

News from © iNFOnews, 2021
iNFOnews

  • Popular kamloops News
View Site in: Desktop | Mobile