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Squamish Tim Hortons employee tests positive for COVID-19

Restaurant temporarily closed

Tim Hortons has confirmed that one of its employees at its restaurant located at 38930 Progress Way, tested positive for COVID-19.

The restaurant is currently closed.

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"The health and safety of guests and team members has been our top priority throughout the pandemic," reads a statement from the Tim Hortons media team to The Squamish Chief. “We wish the employee a full recovery.”

This restaurant location is not listed on the Vancouver Coastal Health site for public exposure risk.

The BC Centre for Disease Control states that COVID-19 doesn't appear to be transmitted by eating food contaminated with the virus, however, it is important to wash your hands before preparing or eating food.

More information can be found here.

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The notice on the restaurant as seen on Aug. 7. - Jennifer Thuncher

"Following public health guidelines, team members who worked closely with this person are self-isolating for 14 days and will be supported through Tim Hortons corporate and restaurant owner COVID-19 compensation fund to make up for any lost wages,” reads the Tim’s statement

The restaurant will remain closed until it can be thoroughly cleaned and sanitized, and a separate crew of team members can be brought in.

 

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