In posts on social media Saturday, both grocery store chains announced the major change while thanking its customers.
“We appreciate your support as we work together to stop the spread of COVID-19,” a Facebook post reads.
Both No Frills and Real Canadian Superstore are owned by Loblaws Companies, which also owns Shoppers Drug Mart and Loblaws Markets. So far no posts have been made about a mandatory mask policy at those stores.
No Frills (owned by Loblaws Companies, like Real Canadian Superstore) is also making masks mandatory. Shoppers Drug Mart and Loblaws Supermarket are also owned by the Loblaws Companies, but so far no posts have been made about a mandatory mask policy at those stores. @NEWS1130 pic.twitter.com/Z0GoxTFDOo
— Monika Gul (@MonikaGul) August 22, 2020
Last month, two Superstore locations — one in Surrey and one in Mission — both reported that one of its employees tested positive for COVID-19, while earlier this week a new community outbreak with nine infections was announced at a Loblaws warehouse in Surrey.
Fraser Health is monitoring the outbreak, and those close to the infected employees have been told to self-isolate.
“There is no demonstrated evidence that COVID-19 is transmitted through consumption of packaged foods, is a foodborne illness or is linked to transmission of any foodborne illnesses. Consequently, there is no evidence of risk to those outside the distribution centre,” the health authority said Thursday.