Williams Lake’s only Canada Post outlet was closed for a day of cleaning Tuesday, Feb 8 after an employee tested positive for COVID-19 but reopened the following day.
It was locked up and a sign on the door stated the facility was “closed until further notice” but an email statement from Canada Post said they expected to reopen once cleaning was complete.
It was opened again the following morning.
“We followed the guidance of public health in informing employees, supporting contact tracing and conducting a sanitization of the facility,” stated Hayley Magerman, media relations with Canada Post, in the email.
Access to post office boxes for mail pick up and retail services located on Second Avenue downtown were both closed.
The sign apologized for any inconvenience but provided no further details.
The post office in Williams Lake has been the focus of repeated anti-mandate conflicts in recent weeks.
On Friday, Feb. 4, a local anti-mask advocate was posting on Facebook live video from inside the store insisting on being served without a mask and using profanity when she was refused service.
The woman then posted a video of being served in the foyer.
She also argued with an RCMP officer the legality of not being allowed inside the building without a mask.
Customers could use Canada Post’s online services for some parcel services to pay online and print labels themselves during the closure.
To find the service go to Canada Post’s website and look for the Snap Ship option.