Two Foster’s team members test positive for COVID-19
Foster’s has received confirmation from the Health Services Authority that two team members from our Foster’s Republix location have tested positive for COVID-19. On top of the already heightened sanitation process carried out at each of our locations, the store completed a risk assessment of the team member’s work-areas and is performing disinfection-level cleaning this evening in accordance with suggestions from the Cayman Islands Government and published guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in the US.
“At Foster’s and Priced Right, the health and wellbeing of our team, our customers, and the community remains our top priority,” said Julian Foster, Marketing Senior Manager. “We’ve taken every step possible to ensure Foster’s Republix continues to provide a safe and happy shopping and working environment. We are thinking of our team members and their families during this time.”
The two COVID-19 positive team members are in isolation for the recommended period as laid out by the Health Services Authority. Contact tracing is being carried out and any Foster’s team members who worked closely with the COVID-19 positive team members in the last seven days have been guided according to contact tracing guidelines set forth by the Cayman Islands Government. The two team members are asymptomatic and were tested as part of the company-wide testing of frontline staff.
The office of the Chief Medical Officer has informed Foster’s that customers shopping at our Foster’s Republix location are considered to be at a very low risk of exposure and the products sold at the store do not represent a risk to customers.
As part of our general response to COVID-19, we implemented a heightened sanitation program throughout the store which included sanitizing high touch-point surfaces, sanitizing cart handles before and after each use, and sanitizing registers every 20 minutes. We’ve also taken in-store measures like installing plexiglass protectors at each register, marking suggested social distance on floors, and creating a Security & Sanitation team in each location to enforce sanitation policies and perform assessments throughout the day, to focus on the health and safety of our team, customers and community. Upon receiving the news of the positive cases, a third-party janitorial service was called in to Foster’s Republix to carry out additional sanitation measures using electrostatic sanitation systems throughout the store.
In accordance with company policy, the affected employees will be taken care of during the quarantine period and upon their return to work.
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