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Co-op confirms COVID-19 case in Elk Point

Positive test results for Elk Point Food Store and Vermilion Bulk Petroleum Station employees
On Jan. 4, Cornerstone Co-op confirmed two more employees in the region had tested positive for COVID-19.

LAKELAND - On Monday, Cornerstone Co-op reported two team members had tested positive for COVID-19, one in Elk Point and the other in Vermilion.

"Over the weekend an employee at the Elk Point Food Store shared a positive test result, and an employee at the Vermilion Bulk Petroleum Station was isolating prior to the test result and has made a full recovery," according to a message from general manager Graham Getz.

Both location went through a mandatory deep-cleaning process and close contacts were reviewed to minimize infection risk and ensure everyone's safety.

"All but three of our affected teammates are recovered and able to safely integrate back to normal work duties," according to Getz. Cornerstone Co-op includes operations in St. Paul, Vermilion, Elk Point, Wainwright, Mannville, Dewberry, Provost, and Two Hills.

On Dec. 24, one Cornerstone Co-op team member at the St. Paul Food Store and an employee of a third-party franchisee in St. Paul test positive for COVID-19. 

"All had no close contact with any other team members, were practicing mask integrity, and the affected areas were deep cleaned," according to Getz, just prior to Christmas. 

"We appreciate our Team members and the work they do to serve the community and we’re working to support them as we make our way through this pandemic together. When any of our employees are feeling unwell or showing symptoms, they self-isolate at home and seek testing."