Second Rona Employee Tests Positive For COVID-19, Two New Cases in Fort McMurray

Another employee at Fort McMurray’s Rona has tested positive for COVID-19.

Lowe’s Canada, Rona’s parent company, was informed on August 19 a worker at the downtown location contracted the virus.

This individual last worked on August 4.

Due to this being over two weeks ago, which is more than the 14 day self isolation measure, no associates have been asked to quarantine.

To help stop the spread of the virus, the building was extensively disinfected and cleaned as soon as they got the confirmation.

This is the second employee to test positive in just over a week. This individual last worked at the store on July 26.

Both were put on preventive paid quarantine at home.

The store, on Manning Avenue, remains open at this time.

Daily COVID-19 Update

Two cases are being discovered in Fort McMurray.

The province announced on Friday 144 new cases across Alberta.

This raises the provincial total to 12,748 with 1,144 currently active.

The new cases, one of which is believed to be the Rona case, raises the active total in Fort McMurray to eight.

The rural areas are back at two active cases after taking a recovery off of the location map.

Across the RMWB, 130 individuals – 72 in Fort McMurray and 58 in the rural areas – have recovered from the virus.

They are among the 11,374 who’ve recovered across the province. This represents over 89 per cent of reported cases.

Meanwhile, two more people have died from the virus in Alberta – putting the death toll at 230.

None of the deaths have been in the RMWB.

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