Nine Village Grocer Outlets Hit By COVID-19 Cases In July!

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Village Grocer recently announced that NINE of their outlets were hit by COVID-19 cases!

Find out what happened, and if you should be concerned!

 

Nine Village Grocer Outlets Hit By COVID-19 Cases!

On 10 July 2021, Village Grocer announced that five of their outlets had COVID-19 cases.

  • a cashier at Village Grocer 1 Mont Kiara, who last worked on 8 July 2021
  • a cashier at Village Grocer Melawati Mall, who last worked on 9 July 2021
  • a cashier at Village Grocer M-City, who last worked on 9 July 2021
  • a staff at the meat and seafood department of Village Grocer MyTown, who last worked on 9 July 2021
  • a staff at the meat and seafood department of Village Grocer Avenue K, who last worked on 10 July 2021

On 11 July 2021, Village Grocer announced that another outlet reported a COVID-19 case :

  • an outsourced security staff at Village Grocer KL Gateway, who last worked on 10 July 2021

On 12 July 2021, Village Grocer announced that another outlet reported a COVID-19 case :

  • an outsourced security staff at Village Grocer Bangsar Village, who last worked on 11 July 2021

On 15 July 2021, Village Grocer announced that their Bangsar Village outlet got hit again :

  • two staff – from their admin office and bakery department – who last worked on 13 July 2021

On 18 July 2021, Village Grocer announced that their Atria outlet reported a COVID-19 case :

  • a staff from their personal shopper department who last worked on 16 July 2021

On 21 July 2021, Village Grocer announced that three of their outlets reported COVID-19 cases :

  • a staff from the fruits & vegetables department at their Avenue K outlet who last worked on 20 July 2021
  • a staff from the personal shopper department at their M-City outlet who last worked on 21 July 2021
  • a staff from the cleaning department at their KL Gateway outlet who last worked on 21 July 2021

On 22 July 2021, Village Grocer announced that their City Junction outlet reported one COVID-19 case :

  • a staff from their cashier department who last worked on 22 July 2021

With the case in MyTown and City Junction, 15 Village Grocer outlets were affected by COVID-19 this year, including their stores in Atria, EkoCheras, Desa ParkKL Gateway, Subang Parade, Avenue KBangsar VillageCitta Mall, 1 Mont Kiara, Southkey Mall, Melawati MallM-City, and Sunsuria Forum.

Village Grocer EkoCheras Employee Positive For COVID-19!

 

COVID-19 Cases In Nine Village Grocer Outlets : Official Statement

This was the latest official statement by Village Grocer on the COVID-19 cases in City Junction.

22 July 2021:

Please be aware we were informed today, one of our staff from cashier department in City Junction outlet is confirmed Covid-19 positive, last reported to work on 22 July 2021.

Village Grocer City Junction outlet will arrange all staff to undergo swab test and the store to undergo deep cleaning and sanitization for the safety of our staff and customer.

Kindly refer to information release by MOH only for verification. For more information, please call MOH’s Crisis Preparedness and Response Centre’s (CPRC) hotline: 03-8881 0200/0600/0700.

This notice is part of our commitment to full transparency to customers to assist in their own precautionary measures to protect from Covid-19.

Yours sincerely,
The management, Village Grocer

This was the previous official statement by Village Grocer on the COVID-19 cases in three outlets.

21 July 2021:

Please be aware we were informed today, few of our staff is confirmed Covid-19 positive:

Village Grocer Avenue K outlet – one of our staff from fruits & vegetables department last reported to work on 20 July 2021.

Village Grocer M-City outlet – one of our staff from personal shopper department last reported to work on 21 July 2021.

Village Grocer KL Gateway outlet – one of our staff from cleaning department last reported to work on 21 July 2021.

Kindly refer to information release by MOH only for verification. For more information, please call MOH’s Crisis Preparedness and Response Centre’s (CPRC) hotline: 03-8881 0200/0600/0700.

This notice is part of our commitment to full transparency to customers to assist in their own precautionary measures to protect from Covid-19.

Yours sincerely,
The management, Village Grocer

 

Village Grocer COVID-19 Cases : What’s The Risk?

Anyone who shopped at those Village Grocer stores on or before 22 July 2021, should be wary and self-quarantine if possible.

The risk will be low if both the affected employee and all customers wore face masks, and maintained physical distance.

The Ministry of Health will be conducting contact tracing for all positive cases, and those identified as close contacts will be asked to self-quarantine and get tested.

Let this be a reminder why it is critical that you wear a face mask in public at all times – they greatly reduce the risk of infection.

You should also maintain good hand hygiene by cleaning with soap and water, or a hand sanitiser.

COVID-19 is easily destroyed by soap, so even a simple cleaning operation will definitely clean the store of any infectious particles, albeit only temporarily.

 

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