Sunday, September 20, 2020

Update: 7-Eleven temporarily closes Chatham store due to COVID-19 case

Officials with 7-Eleven Canada say they are notifying customers who may have visited its store at 10 Grand Ave. West in Chatham that one of its associates has a confirmed case of COVID-19.

“The health and safety of our customers, employees and the communities we serve is the top priority for 7-Eleven Canada,” company officials said in a media release dated August 2, 2020 and sent to the Sydenham Current on August 3, 2020 at 12:26 p.m.

“We are asking store staff to self-isolate, with pay, for 14 days. Any customers who may have visited the store between July 20 to Aug 2, 2020 can contact their local health unit.”

7-Eleven Canada officials added: “We have temporarily closed the store to thoroughly clean and sanitize the location. We plan to re-open the store on or before August 15, 2020, in consultation with Chatham-Kent Public Health.”

Company officials say they are prioritizing the health of their customers and staff at all of their Canadian locations.

“As a neighbourhood store and convenient delivery provider in so many communities, 7-Eleven Canada has taken steps to prioritize the health of our customers and employees across our 636 stores in Canada,” company officials said in a media release.

“We have enhanced our standards and procedures for hygiene, handwashing, sanitation, food handling and preparation in stores, and increased the frequency of cleaning high-touch surfaces. We have installed sneeze guards at sales counters and visual floor markers in checkout lines that reinforce social distancing, as well as limit customer traffic in stores.”

7‑Eleven, Inc. is the premier name and largest chain in the convenience-retailing industry, company officials say.

Based in Irving, Texas, 7‑Eleven operates, franchises and/or licenses more than 71,000 stores in 17 countries, including 11,800 in North America.

To learn more about 7-Eleven in Canada visit 7-eleven.ca.

Here is our original article: 7-Eleven on Grand Avenue closed due to apparent COVID-19 case

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