COVID-19 case at Vernon mall

Village Green Centre tenants alerted to a positive case among an employee at one of the outlets

COVID-19 case at Vernon mall

A positive case of novel coronavirus has been detected at Vernon’s Village Green Shopping Centre.

Tenants within the mall received an internal memo acknowledging the positive COVID-19 case.

The BentallGreenOak property management team learned from a tenant that one of its employees was diagnosed with the respiratory illness and was present in the mall between Aug. 1-19.

The mall remains open and fully operational and additional disinfection measures have been put into effect.

“In addition to our ongoing regular and enhanced disinfecting of all touchpoints, such as Food Court fixtures and door handles, we have also undertaken the following actions to address this confirmed event,” the memo reads.

Electrostatic disinfection spraying of all related touchpoint services within the area of the tenant space, as well as related access points, including; service hallways and staff rooms has been completed, including cleaning walls, surfaces and washrooms and all related fixtures.

But individual mall tenants may make their own decisions on whether to remain open or not, the property management team said.

“Our team understands the anxiety that this news can cause, and we remain as committed as always to supporting our tenants through this challenging period,” the memo said.

Meanwhile, not all tenants have been notified.

“No one at the Lotto kiosk has the virus,” confirms Daphne Tobin, owner/operator of the Lotto Centre in the middle of the mall, who has yet to receive the memo.

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