Employee at Scarborough grocery store tests positive for coronavirus

Jul 29 2020, 9:45 am

An employee at a Food Basics has tested positive for COVID-19.

According to Metro, one staff member at Food Basics Scarborough, located at 2131 Lawrence Avenue East, informed them on July 24, and last worked on July 19.

Previously, Metro reported five cases identified at its West Mall Distrbution Centre — staff members last worked on July 14, 16, 17, and 20.

Metro

Metro has also disclosed another case of the illness at the same location, where the staff member last worked July 4. The grocer also disclosed a case identified at the Food Basics located at 2550 Hurontario Street in Mississauga.

Prior to these new developments, Metro has disclosed 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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