As Quebec grapples with containing the increase ofCOVID-19 cases reported daily, several grocery stores have reported cases among employees in Montreal.
According to Loblaws, an employee at Provigo, located at 50 Mount-Royal Avenue West in Montreal tested positive for coronavirus on October 4. The last day they worked was on September 28.
On October 5, two employees at another Provigo location, 7600 Sherbrooke Street East, tested positive for COVID-19. The last day the team members worked was on September 27 and October 1.
Other grocery stores such as Metro have also reported a COVID-19 cases last week.
On September 28, it was reported that one employee tested positive for coronavirus at Adonis Griffintown, located at 225 Peel in Montreal. The employee’s last day of work was September 25.
Quebec public health has recently reported 1,394 cases on October 6, the highest ever recorded in the province.
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“Given the important role we play in our communities, we are prepared for all possible situations, including a positive test for COVID-19 in our stores. In these cases, we work closely with public health and follow their guidance to ensure proper notification of close contacts and required cleaning and sanitization in our stores,” said Loblaws.
“In addition, we have mandated that our staff and customers wear masks in Extra Foods, Fortinos, Maxi, No Frills, Real Canadian Superstores and T&T stores across Canada.”
In an effort to maintain transparency, Loblaws regularly updates their coronavirus cases in stores by province within the last 15 days, as well as Metro.
“We will always contact and follow the guidance of Public Health to ensure the safety of our teammates and customers whenever we are made aware of a confirmed case of COVID-19 in one of our food stores or distribution centres,” reads Metro’s website.