Richmond Centre shopping mall is alerting its store owners and managers after one of the mall’s tenants reported a confirmed case of COVID-19.
In a notice issued Friday, Sept. 4, Richmond Centre’s general manager, Sheila Luft, stated that a COVID-19 case had been confirmed at Zara.
Luft said the store “acted quickly and responsibly by immediately contacting Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH), and arranged for a deep-cleaning of their store,” in addition to notifying the shopping centre – which is owned by Cadillac Fairview – of the case.
“We have been in contact with Zara and VCH and at this point in time there is no further action required and the building can remain open for business,” the notice reads.
Luft also urged all of the centre’s tenants to follow Zara’s example and alert health authorities and Cadillac Fairview immediately in the event of a confirmed or suspected COVID-19 case among any of their staff, customers or contractors.
In an email to the Richmond News, Julie Lauzon, Richmond Centre's property manager, confirmed the shopping mall and VCH were alerted to a case at Zara, but did not provide further details, such as when the case was reported or if the affected person was a staff member or customer.
“(Cadillac Fairview) is dedicated to protecting the health and well-being of all occupants and visitors,” said Lauzon. “We have implemented special cleaning in all common areas and high-touch points, implemented measures to ensure physical distancing, included handwashing instructional signage based on Public Health Guidelines in all washrooms and increased the number of hand sanitizer stations in CF Richmond Centre.”
Last month, the shopping centre issued a notice alerting store managers of a confirmed case at Vans.