Communication to our community is important to us and essential to your protection.
As Winkler Co-op locations provide essential goods during the COVID-19 pandemic, we are also working to protect the health and safety of members, customers, and employees.
We have learned that an employee working at our Co-op has been confirmed to have tested positive for COVID-19 (see below). To protect the community, the following actions were taken:
- Manitoba Public Health has been contacted and the location is going through their contact tracing protocols.
- Management reviewed the employee’s work schedule and is working with employees who have had direct contact and are implementing MB health recommendations.
- Winkler Co-op locations continue to sanitize including electrostatic fogging.
- Winkler Co-op performed a thorough deep clean of the work area, and continues to sanitize regularly including ongoing electrostatic fogging.
We appreciate the work being done by all employees in serving the community and is working to support them through this pandemic. That is why, when any employee feels unwell or shows symptoms, they are directed to self-isolate at home and seek guidance from Health Links.
Other Measures include: mandatory masks, non permeable barriers, physical distancing requirements, increased sanitization, one-way aisle markers, customer limiting, increased signage, electrostatic fogging, and encouraged deliveries and free curbside pick-up.
We understand the impacts of COVID-19, which is why we want to be transparent and disclose broad details about the confirmed cases while ensuring the confidentiality of our team. Thank you for your patience as we navigate this pandemic.