Coronavirus outbreak declared at London Ont., Starbucks, 3 employees tested positive – London

The Middlesex-London Health Unit (MLHU) has declared a coronavirus outbreak at the Starbucks location at 1164 Highbury Ave. N., after three employees tested positive.

The health unit says it was notified of a case a week ago and received reports of two additional cases among staff on Friday.

The store has been closed since Oct. 11, after the first staff member tested positive.

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Investigations determined that two of the three staff members worked while they were infectious, the health unit said in a statement.

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The MLHU has determined that transmission of COVID-19 has occurred at the store.

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“We know many people visit Starbucks frequently and that this news may cause concern, but I want to be clear that the risk of contracting COVID-19 in a situation like this is very low,” said Dr. Chris Mackie, medical officer of health with the MLHU.


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“Any interactions would have been brief and there was a physical barrier that would have reduced the possibility for COVID-19 transmission.”

The health unit advises customers who visited this Starbucks location on Oct. 3, 4, 6, 7 or 8 to monitor themselves for COVID-19 symptoms.





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