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COVID-19 case at IKEA Coquitlam prompts temporary closure

Last Updated Nov 9, 2020 at 1:36 pm PST

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Summary

A notice posted online and on signs outside the store announced the closure Monday

The store has been closed so it can be thoroughly sanitized, no reopening date has been set

COQUITLAM (NEWS 1130) — IKEA’s Coquitlam store has closed temporarily after a staff member tested positive for COVID-19.

A notice posted online and on signs outside the store announced the closure, adding news of the positive test for coronavirus was received Monday.

“The safety of our co-workers is our top priority and to support this,” the notice reads. “The IKEA Coquitlam store will go above our established cleaning protocols and will temporarily cease operations to complete an enhanced cleaning and sanitization process by a third-party expert at the store and External Warehouse. We will re-open the store and External Warehouse once the sanitization process is complete.”

Currently, no information is available about when the person last worked in the store, and no reopening date has been set.