A “handful of employees” at the Weston bakery on Lorne Street have recently tested positive for COVID-19, the company has confirmed in an email statement.
Based on the company’s contact tracing, Weston believes these infections are tied to a community outbreak, said the statement from company spokesperson Chris Davies.
“We immediately took steps to thoroughly clean and sanitize the facility while it was shut down, complete contact tracing and have asked certain employees to self-isolate and monitor for any symptoms,” the email said.
“We also immediately contacted Public Health and reviewed our procedures with them. They were satisfied with our actions taken to ensure the safety of our employees and our products. Our bakery remains open.”
Weston went on to say that as a food company, it has always invested in practices around employee and food safety, and during the COVID-19 pandemic, it has stepped up this work to a new level.
“Teams across our company are working every day to take the needed actions, including enhanced sanitation procedures, social distancing protocols and personal protective equipment and limiting visitors to our facilities to keep our frontline teams safe while they help keep North America’s food supply up and running,” the statement added.