Edmonton’s IKEA was closed after an worker examined constructive for COVID-19

On Wednesday November 4th, IKEA Edmonton was closed for cleaning after they learned that an employee tested positive for COVID-19.

A press release from the retailer said the store was closed for disinfection reasons and all other workers who were in contact with the person were notified. The staff is in self-quarantine if necessary.

Just a day later, IKEA decided it was safe to reopen at 10am on Thursday, November 5th

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We support our employees to ensure they have everything they need and hope to make a full recovery soon. IKEA

According to CTV News, the person last worked on Saturday, October 31st.

The press release describes how they determined the reopening was safe.

“We have completed an improved cleaning and disinfection of the building and can now confirm that IKEA Edmonton is safe to reopen,” the statement said.

The facility has been cleaned by a third party and the company believes the site is ready to go back into operation.

From now on, roadside pick-up is back in operation.

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