Canada Post worker tests positive for COVID-19, Edmonton processing plant shut

EDMONTON — Canada Post has closed a mail processing plant in Edmonton after an employee tested positive for COVID-19.

The Crown corporation says the worker was exposed to the virus outside the workplace and has not worked since Aug. 16.

It says the employee felt fine and had no symptoms.

Workers at the facility were advised of the positive test on Friday afternoon and everyone was sent home.

Canada Post says it is now in the process of deep-cleaning and sanitizing the 149 Street facility.

Officials says a contingency plan is in place to make up for the stoppage of mail sorting.

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