CALGARY -- A northeast gas station was temporarily closed after a staff member tested positive for COVID-19.

According to Co-op officials, the Village Square gas bar, in the 2500 block of 52nd Street N.E., reopened Wednesday after the facility underwent a deep cleaning and was sanitized.

The employee has been in self-isolation at home since their symptoms first appeared.

In a letter to Co-op members sent April 8, CEO Ken Keelor said the organization is committed to the safety of the public and its employees and has implemented several measures to mitigate risk including:

  • Limiting the number of people in its stores at any given time
  • Placing directional arrows in store aisles to create one-way traffic and improve physical distancing
  • Providing staff with access to masks and gloves
  • Installing plexiglass dividers between staff and customers