On Thursday evening Kirk Home Centre advised that they have received confirmation from the Health Services Authority that 4 members of staff have tested positive for COVID-19 following a companywide screening test. These staff members are all asymptomatic and will be in isolation in accordance with the guidelines required by the Health Services Authority.
They indicated that their company will ensure that everything possible will be done to assist these members of staff during their isolation period. The protection of our staff and customers is their top priority and all members of staff have been required to wear company issued Personal Protective Equipment since they were approved to re-open on May 4th, 2020. Sanitation protocols throughout their store are a regular part of their daily routines and each evening a third party janitorial service provides additional cleaning and sanitation in accordance with the guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in the United States.
All cashiers serve the public from behind a plexiglass screen and all shopping carts are sanitized regularly throughout the day. In addition, they provide hand sanitizer to each customer entering the store. On Thursday evening their janitorial provider performed an even more thorough sanitation and disinfection service. Therefore, they were able to open to the public on Friday morning.
They thanked their customers for their support as they all learn to manage this public health crisis and will continually review their sanitation procedures to ensure the safest possible working and shopping environment.