By Romy Stephens
Two supermarkets in the Yarra Ranges have confirmed Covid-19 cases.
Team members at Woolworths in Lilydale and Coles in Mooroolbark are now self-isolating after testing positive for coronavirus.
The Woolworths staff member last worked at the store on 23 July and did not present with any symptoms at the time.
Woolworths became aware of the case on 28 July and has since placed customer notifications around the store.
“We’re making contact with our Lilydale team members and will provide our full support to those required to self-isolate in line with advice from the health authorities,” a Woolworths spokesperson said.
“As an extra precautionary measure, the store closed overnight for an additional deep clean.
“Customers and team members should be assured they can continue to safely shop and work at our Lilydale supermarket.
“Any customers who shopped in our Lilydale store on 23 July and feel unwell in the next two weeks should make contact with the Department of Health and Human Services.”
The worker from Coles was last at the store on 20 July and some team members who worked in close contact have also been asked to self isolate.
In a statement, Coles said it would continue to work with the Department of Health to finalise contact tracing.
The store will also undergo an additional deep clean and continue trading.