Petro-Canada confirms COVID-19 case at Kingston gas station

Petro-Canada has confirmed that one of its Kingston gas stations was briefly closed due to a confirmed case of COVID-19.

An A&W restaurant sharing the same location was also closed as a result.

“There has been a confirmed case of COVID-19 associated with the Petro-Canada located at 1586 Centennial Dr, Kingston, ON,” said the company in a statement on Friday, Nov. 6, 2020.

Petro-Canada says that the impacted team member’s last shift at the gas station was on November 5, and that all team members who may have been exposed are self-isolating for the required amount of time.

“We immediately closed the location and will complete a deep-clean and sanitization before reopening the site,” the company said, stating that, “out of an abundance of caution” they would be reaching out to known guests of the site and in the vicinity of the site.

“The health and safety of team members and guests is our top priority. We thank you for your understanding as we work to keep our community safe,” the company said.

On Friday, KFL&A Public health reported three new cases of COVID-19 in the community: a female 20 to 29 years old, a female 40 to 49 years old, and a male 40 to 49 years old. They also reported one case of COVID-19 on Thursday, that of a male aged 30 to 39. KFL&A Public Health did not disclose where these individuals were employed.

The gas station re-opened on Saturday morning. The adjacent A&W restaurant remains closed and is scheduled to re-open on Sunday at 11 a.m., according to staff on site.

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