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Petro-Canada takes action after confirmed case of COVID-19

After a confirmed case of COVID-19 associated its location at 1977 Kennedy Rd in Scarborough, Ont., Petro‑Canada outlined a number of safety measures it is taking to keep customers and staff safe at it gas locations.

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Scarborough site where COVID patient worked.

In a statement, the company said the team member’s last shift on site was overnight on March 24 and all other employees that may have been exposed are self-isolating for the required 14 days.

Petro-Canada immediately closed the location for a deep-clean and sanitization before reopening the site. The local public health authority was notified and “out of an abundance of caution,” the company said it was reaching out to known guests of the site and in the vicinity of the site.

“It has been challenging for us all over the last few weeks, as we work together to slow the spread of COVID-19 and keep essential services running.  We’re proud of everyone in Canada who is doing their part to support this effort,” the company said in a statement, adding Petro‑Canada locations across Canada are taking a number of additional steps to proactively support physical distancing, they include:

  • placing indicators on store floors to ensure people remain at a safe distance from one another
  • installing plexiglass shields at the main pay counters
  • limiting the number of customers at a time in larger stores
  • encouraging customers to pay at the pump where and when possible

“We are also continuing our increased cleaning and sanitizing procedures, focused on high-touch surfaces,” the company added.