Grocery store coronavirus cases disclosed around Toronto this week

Aug 28 2020, 9:07 am

Toronto area grocery stores and LCBO locations may disclose instances of employees having tested positive for COVID-19.

We’re consolidating this information so that, going into the weekend, you know which local spots have seen recent cases, and if there are any closures to be aware of.

Here are the updates on confirmed cases of coronavirus between August 24 to 28:


  • This week there have been no reported cases of coronavirus in Toronto LCBO store employees this week.

Customers entering LCBO locations are now required to wear a mask or face covering when shopping in areas where municipal bylaws or orders have made it mandatory, which also includes Toronto.

As Ontario gradually reopens, the LCBO says it will continue to prioritize the health and well-being of its employees, and there are safety measures in place, including cleaning and sanitization, in-store promotion of physical distancing, and HR policies in support of staff.

Grocery stores

  • Just last week, according to Metro, on August 20, an employee at Food Basics Oakville, located at 530 Kerr Street, tested positive and notified their employer of the results. They worked their last shift on August 15.

Here is the case at Metro listed this week:

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Metro has previously shared cases of coronavirus at locations including Parkway Mall, West Queen West, Bloor and Spadina, College and Shaw, The Cold Chain Produce Distribution Centre, and more.

“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.

The grocer says its online tracker is continually being updated in an effort to keep the public aware of where cases have been confirmed.

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