Update on COVID-19
March 13, 2020
Federated Co-operatives Limited (FCL) is posting the following message on behalf of the Co-operative Retailing System, which includes more than 160 local co-operatives operating in more than 580 communities across Western Canada.
The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is a global challenge that’s having a real impact on all the Western Canadian communities Co-op serves. And it’s having an impact on you.
Your local co-op is taking steps across all stores and businesses to help our communities stay safe and healthy. We’re saddened by the news of all those who have been affected and we want to be diligent about doing our part to prevent more impacts.
Co-op stores are cleaned and sanitized daily as part of normal business, but all stores are increasing the frequency of cleaning. They’re also ensuring that available preventative resources are made available to both customers and employees.
Your local co-op is also working with employees to ensure that they have current information on prevention so they can stay healthy or stay home if they are feeling ill. These practices are informed by Health Canada and the World Health Organization. We’re also encouraging all Co-op customers and members to keep informed on prevention by visiting Health Canada, WHO and other helpful resources.
Given the guidance we’ve received from these agencies, as well as our own preparedness efforts, we believe that we’re taking the right steps to ensure that your local co-op stores are safe. We’ll also make sure that our prices on all essential items remain stable throughout this challenging time.
Thank you for being a loyal Co-op customer and member. We’ll continue to update you on our efforts to help your local co-ops and communities stay safe and healthy.